The Programme of the 10th EU Exchange Meeting on Day 1 (May 30th) closed with a site visit to the ICDuBo sustainable building technologies exhibition centre (www.icdubo.nl/).
The Innovation Centre for Sustainable Building (Innovatie Centrum Duurzaam Bouwen -ICDuBo in dutch) links government, education institutions and industry as well as offers an inspiring, central platform with a permanent, dynamic exhibition of all possible sustainable, innovative building products. Manufacturers are able to present their sustainable products and to conduct experiments in the ICDuBo. The ICDuBo is also the ideal location for all stakeholders in the field to inform themselves thoroughly about the most recent sustainable developments, and actively exchange knowledge and practical experiences.
The ICDuBo consists of a permanent, dynamic exhibition concerning sustainable building. Simultaneously the ICDuBo serves as an experimental space for innovations. 1:1 models of several building types are set up. These sections are completely built from sustainable products and concepts. In this way the technical aspects are made visible so that the visitor can absorb knowledge of sustainable materials and systems. Attention is also given to themes such as urban planning, cradle to cradle, the application of sustainable energy, improvement of indoor comfort and the optimisation of the lifetime of buildings.
During the site visit with the BUILD UP Skills coordinators, a guided tour was given (two groups in English and one in Dutch).