Taking place over three days from 5 to 7 March, one of the biggest events in sustainable design, construction and the built environment, returns this year with new products, attractions, conferences and seminars.

Set in the Excel centre in London, Ecobuild 2013 presents over 1,500 organisations showcasing their ranges of sustainable products, from building structures and micro-renewables, to water management systems and insulation materials. Canal Engeneering and Grundfos Pumps are two of the leading exhibitors at the show this year.

With over 57,000 professionals from the design and construction industries expected to visit Ecobuild in 2013, the event is used as a platform for both research and marketing.

Alongside individual exhibitors, Ecobuild will include several interactive attractions. New this year, the Future Materials gallery brings the world's latest building technologies together in a futuristic display to imagine a time when buildings can self-regulate temperature, self-clean and repair themselves.

As well as these attractions, there will be an abundance of conference and seminar sessions delivered by professional speakers covering important issues on the built environment. Sustainability in housing, construction, design and architecture will be at the focus of these presentations.

Guest-speakers including Joanna Lumley and Jonathan Dimbleby, among others, will take the floor to discuss, debate and challenge future thinking, focusing particularly on sustainability through construction.