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Who will be Jewson's Green Genius?

Published:  23 February, 2010

COVENTRY: Jewson is looking for the UK construction industry's first 'Green Genius'.

The company's stand at Ecobuild (Earls Court, London 2-4 March) will play host to The Green Question, a live quiz where visitors will be put in the spotlight and given two minutes to answer multiple choice questions focusing on sustainability within the built environment.


A leaderboard on the stand will display the best scores and give each contestant an 'eco-rating'.

The Green Question will be streamed on the internet allowing friends and colleagues of the contestant not attending the exhibition to watch the performance live.

Those unable to get to the Ecobuild exhibition will also have the chance to demonstrate their knowledge by taking on the challenge of an on-line version of The Green Question in the week leading up the exhibition.

The prize is an exclusive trip to Finland, courtesy of UPM, where the winners will see the latest sustainable forestry harvesting, milling and production of sustainable hardwood faced-Wisa-Twin plywood in action.

This is the third year that Jewson will be exhibiting at Ecobuild, supported by its sister Saint Gobain Building Distribution companies including Pasquill, International Timber, Graham and Minster.

Bradley Moore, marketing services director of Jewson said: "While The Green Question is a bit of fun it does have a serious message: the importance of a thorough knowledge and understanding of the growing number of new products, methodologies and legislation within our industry.

"Our aim is to help customers understand and comply with all the new and existing environmental regulations and legislation. The Green Question helps us to do this in a light-hearted way."

To try Jewson's online version of The Green Question, go to