Leading plumbing and drainage manufacturer Wavin has launched a competition to win 200 AquaCell modular stormwater management units – plus a £10,000 cheque towards groundworks and installation as well as complementary systems. The winning project will be showcased at Ecobuild 2015 (3rd to 5th March 2015, ExCeL London), where Wavin is sponsoring the water seminar theatre in the south hall.
With the Met Office stating a rainy December could make 2014 the wettest year ever recorded in the UK, there has never been a greater need for solutions to surface water run-off. Open to anyone planning a project that demonstrates excellence in design and sustainability or community and charitable engagement, the AquaCell competition could be the ideal solution for architects, contractors or clients looking to specify water management solutions at their next project.
At Ecobuild 2015, the Wavin-sponsored water seminar theatre will be constructed from 200 of the company’s AquaCell units. On completion of the event, the competition winner will receive these units which will then be ‘reused’ for their original intended purpose – a perfect demonstration of the Ecobuild ethos to minimise waste through reduce and reuse and increase the amount of waste which is recycled.
“Rainwater is an issue that just won’t dry up without proper investment and planning,” said Mike Shaw, Head of Marketing at Wavin UK & Ireland. “As concerns continue to grow over climate change and urban development, stormwater management units such as AquaCell are a proven solution for projects of all sizes.”
“If you have an upcoming project that demonstrates excellence in design and sustainability, with clear consideration towards environmental impact, submit your project and 200 Aquacell stormwater management units plus a £10K cheque could be yours.”
AquaCell is a tried and tested modular technique for managing excessive rainfall and is proven as one of the most effective ways of recharging local groundwater. Available in a range of four units and strengths which includes AquaCell Eco, Core, Prime and Plus, these can be mixed and matched to create the optimum installation for every application.
Alison Jackson, Group Director of Sustainability, Ecobuild said: “As the organiser of the world’s marketplace for green building, sustainability sits at the core of our business. Building the water seminar theatre from Wavin’s AquaCell modular stormwater management units will drastically reduce the volume of materials used and resultant waste which in turn helps us towards achieving IS020121; the event industry sustainability standard for the second year running. This strategic partnership further reinforces the need for resilience against extreme weather in the UK and this theme will be echoed throughout Ecobuild, from our expert conference and seminar contributors, to innovative technologies and solutions.”
To enter the competition, visit www.wavin-ecobuild.co.uk and provide details of your project explaining why it demonstrates excellence in design, sustainability and environmental impact. The winning project will be announced on the 21st February and promoted at Ecobuild (www.ecobuild.co.uk) on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.