Back by popular demand for the fourth year, ‘Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes’ will return to this year’s Grand Designs Live London, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements.
The handpicked selection of eco-innovations will sit at the heart of the exhibition, allowing unsung designers to showcase their designs and inventions.
As the face of Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud has documented hundreds of buildings over the past two decades. His wide knowledge of materials, technologies and new sustainable practices in the construction market make him a touchstone for inventive products and ideas.
Building on that experience in 2010, Kevin decided to launch Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes, inspired by his passion for innovative eco-friendly product design and green building products.
Here’s the list of innovators curated by Kevin to appear in the ‘Green Heroes’ feature at this year’s Grand Designs Live London, which takes place 3-11 May at London ExCel.
3DWalldecor Bamboo Wall Panels
As the name suggests, 3DWalldecor is a young design company developing three dimensional wall décor.
The wall coverings are modular, paintable, easy to apply and are made from environmentally friendly bamboo pulp. They can be used to decorate the walls or ceilings in your home or office.
Bio-bean is a green energy company that collects waste coffee grounds and turns them into fuels.
Its patented technique processes biodiesel and biomass pellets from waste coffee grounds discarded by coffee shops, roasters and instant coffee producers.
Drum Lamp – William Heffer
Used washing machine drums are salvaged from local recycling centres and given a new lease of life with this up-cycled product.
The lamps are 90% recycled and handmade from locally sourced and recycled materials – transformed, reinvented and completely disconnected from their past use.
Groundshield Foundation System – Floating System
The established Swedish engineering company ADZMedia has designed and created a robust, adaptable green foundation product called Groundshield.
The components work together to give an energy efficient, self-shuttering and lightweight foundation system that’s quick and easy to install – and requires minimum excavation work.