Introducing Green Living Live

Launching at Grand Designs Live, the new show is dedicated to eco-friendly products and services

By Paisley Tedder | 20 April 2022

Grand Designs Live returns to ExCeL London this spring with a new show-within-a-show. Green Living Live is dedicated to showcasing innovative eco-friendly products and services from sustainability conscious companies.

What is Green Living Live?

Green Living Live, sponsored by myenergi, covers all aspects of the home as well as personal transport, with a focus on sustainable building materials, energy-efficient and renewable heating systems, insulation solutions, eco-conscious furnishings and electric car-charging equipment. Exhibitors include Article 25, E.ON, Tata Steel UK and more, with brand representatives sharing their expertise. A live theatre stage and advice hub will be devoted to issues surrounding sustainability.

Kevin McCloud Green Living Live Green heroes

Kevin McCloud examining a green hero initiative at Grand Designs Live. Photo: Media10

Kevin’s Green Heroes

Kevin’s Green Heroes will also form part of Green Living Live. This familiar aspect of Grand Designs Live sees TV show presenter Kevin McCloud showcase five of the most revolutionary, useful eco-friendly gadgets and products on the market. This year, he has also invited back 11 of his past Green Heroes to see where they are now, and talk about the future of our planet and their products. These include:

  • Graphenstone – lime & graphene paint
  • SpringBond – eco-engineered underlay
  • Polywood – hybrid natural fibre-reinforced polymer composite
  • Bee Saving Paper – paper providing a form of energy-rich glucose and honey plant seeds for bees
  • Elite Eco – a spray-applied waterproof membrane made of recycled rubber​
  • Inno-THeRM – thermal and acoustic insulation made from recycled denim and cotton
  • 4eco Limited – avocado seed cutlery and straws
  • ecoBirdy – sustainable 100% recycled plastic furniture
  • GumDrop Bin – recycles and processes chewing gum
  • CorkSol – sustainable spray cork insulation
  • The Great Outdoor Gym – pioneered outdoor gyms in the UK and then turned the kinetic energy generated by them into electricity

Grand Designs Live returns to ExCeL London this spring with a new show-within-a-show. Green Living Live is dedicated to showcasing innovative eco-friendly products and services from sustainability conscious companies.

What is Green Living Live?

Green Living Live, sponsored by myenergi, covers all aspects of the home as well as personal transport, with a focus on sustainable building materials, energy-efficient and renewable heating systems, insulation solutions, eco-conscious furnishings and electric car-charging equipment. Exhibitors include Article 25, E.ON, Tata Steel UK and more, with brand representatives sharing their expertise. A live theatre stage and advice hub will be devoted to issues surrounding sustainability.

Kevin McCloud Green Living Live Green heroes

Kevin McCloud examining a green hero initiative at Grand Designs Live. Photo: Media10

Kevin’s Green Heroes

Kevin’s Green Heroes will also form part of Green Living Live. This familiar aspect of Grand Designs Live sees TV show presenter Kevin McCloud showcase five of the most revolutionary, useful eco-friendly gadgets and products on the market. This year, he has also invited back 11 of his past Green Heroes to see where they are now, and talk about the future of our planet and their products. These include:

  • Graphenstone – lime & graphene paint
  • SpringBond – eco-engineered underlay
  • Polywood – hybrid natural fibre-reinforced polymer composite
  • Bee Saving Paper – paper providing a form of energy-rich glucose and honey plant seeds for bees
  • Elite Eco – a spray-applied waterproof membrane made of recycled rubber​
  • Inno-THeRM – thermal and acoustic insulation made from recycled denim and cotton
  • 4eco Limited – avocado seed cutlery and straws
  • ecoBirdy – sustainable 100% recycled plastic furniture
  • GumDrop Bin – recycles and processes chewing gum
  • CorkSol – sustainable spray cork insulation
  • The Great Outdoor Gym – pioneered outdoor gyms in the UK and then turned the kinetic energy generated by them into electricity
Image: Media10

Low carbon house

Another element of Green Living Live is the low-carbon house, sponsored by EDF. This walk-through installation showcases an affordable eco-housing solution for low-income families that can be rolled out to councils and local housing associations. Visitors to the show can step inside the single-storey modular home to explore it for themselves. Designed by ModPods, which creates affordable modular housing solutions, it will showcase innovative energy systems that mean zero energy bills, with any overflow of energy sold to the national grid. The future-proofed homes will also be electric-car ready.

Green Living Live Green Grads showcase eco solutions

Recent graduates showcase their eco architecture ideas in the Green Grads section of Grand Designs Live. Photo: Media10

Green Grads

Green Grads is another ongoing eco initiative from Grand Designs Live, and around 20 of these will be in attendance at the event in London next month. The green grads are recent UK graduates who are engaging with eco-issues and will be showcasing their ideas for a cleaner, greener future with a mix of products, installations and films. Some will explain how they’ve made new materials from waste, such as marine plastic, excess food, old carpets and more. While others will show elegant seating created from building site discards, or tables fashioned from old doors.

Book your tickets to Grand Designs Live London online now. For more information on the event, visit granddesignslive.com
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