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How to build a sustainable booth

A sustainable booth is an exhibition space that is designed, built, and operated with consideration for its impact on the environment, society, and economy. 

In today’s world, where climate change, environmental degradation, and social inequality are pressing global issues, it is increasingly important to prioritize sustainability in all aspects of our lives, including business practices such as exhibiting at trade shows and conferences.

Designing an ecological stand involves adopting an approach that considers the entire lifecycle of the booth, from its inception and design, to its construction and use, and finally to its disposal or reuse. This approach includes the selection of environmentally friendly materials and finishes, the use of renewable energy sources, and the minimization of waste and emissions.

Sustainable construction is the practice of designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining buildings and infrastructure in a way that reduces their impact on the environment and conserves natural resources. It involves using environmentally-friendly materials, minimizing waste and pollution, reducing energy consumption, and improving the health and well-being of occupants.

Sustainable construction should be built to last, using materials that are environmentally friendly and renewable, and minimize waste and pollution during construction and operation. 

Building materials are defined as sustainable when they have a low impact on the environment and promote energy saving. These materials, also called bio-materials, are non-toxic and do not come from the synthesis of chemical substances, but from natural and renewable resources. Among the most sustainable materials used in the construction field are wood, cork, cellulose, clay and concrete.

Overall, sustainable construction aims to create buildings and infrastructure that are not only environmentally friendly but also economically viable and socially responsible, creating a better future for people and the planet.

Designing a sustainable booth in Barcelona

If you are responsible for creating a stand, a promotional corner, an installation in general, which must be effective and functional and at the same time want to remain consistent with the principles of environmental care and eco-sustainability this article is for you. 

One of the key considerations in designing an ecological stand is the materials used. Sustainable materials are those that have minimal environmental impact and promote the efficient use of resources. Examples of sustainable materials include bamboo, reclaimed wood, recycled plastic, and eco-friendly fabrics such as organic cotton. These materials are renewable, biodegradable, and require less energy to produce, reducing their carbon footprint.

Another important aspect of a sustainable booth is its energy usage. To minimize the environmental impact, the booth should use renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power. The use of LED lighting, which is more energy-efficient than traditional lighting, can also help reduce energy consumption.

The design of the booth should also consider the use of space and the efficient use of resources. A sustainable booth should be designed to minimize the use of materials and resources, while still providing an effective and engaging exhibit space. This can be achieved through the use of modular structures that can be easily reconfigured and reused for future exhibitions.

In addition to the materials and energy usage, a sustainable booth should also consider the impact on social and economic factors. This includes fair labor practices and the use of local suppliers and resources. Sustainable booths should strive to support the local community and promote social and economic sustainability.

Finally, a sustainable booth should have a plan for its end-of-life. Rather than being disposed of, a sustainable booth can be designed for reuse or recycling. This involves the use of materials that can be easily disassembled and reused, as well as a plan for the responsible disposal of any materials that cannot be reused or recycled.

Overall, designing an ecological stand involves a holistic approach that considers the entire lifecycle of the exhibit. By adopting sustainable practices, exhibitors can reduce their environmental impact, support social and economic sustainability, and promote a more sustainable future for all.

Some useful tips for having an eco-friendly sustainable booth.

What are the elements of an ecological exhibition stand?


  1. The structure can be made of wood and cutting-edge materials that are completely recyclable and reusable for different or subsequent productions and supply chains.   
  2. There are completely non-toxic water-based paints and natural colors on the market that have zero impact on the environment. This allows you to dispose of the panels and structures painted with these colors, without increasing the level of pollution.
  3. The use of furniture made with recycled cardboard or reusable wood allows for an installation that further reduces the environmental impact.
  4. Everything concerning furnishing accessories, such as carpets, object holders and any other accessory for the stand, should also be chosen based on eco-sustainability rules, choosing objects made with natural recyclable fibers and materials.
  5. Using LED light bulbs to light up the stand allows for less electricity to be consumed, reducing waste and also allowing concrete savings for the pavilion that hosts the fair itself, which may perhaps be able to produce all the energy needed by using photovoltaic systems installed on the roofs of each space.
  6. Choosing to create advertising material such as flyers, brochures, business cards, using printing on recycled paper which can then be reintroduced into the production cycle of other products.
  7. If you welcome people to your stand with snacks, food, drinks, it is advisable to choose to use biodegradable glasses, cutlery and plates and not the classic plastic ones or the more robust ones in glass and ceramic which can therefore be reused and recycled a lot more effectively.


Choosing to create an ecologically sustainable stand can also result in a lower cost. In fact recyclable materials can have significantly lower costs while maintaining the quality and yield of the final result, which is very high.

Ecological stand: the materials

Needless to say, the choice of materials is a very important element for the creation of an ecological stand.

The predominance of biodegradable materials such as paper, wood and highly functional eco-propylene can guarantee truly effective and impactful results, with a very low impact on the environment. Not just for classic shoppers or flyers: printing on these materials can be applied to panels and reels, for example.

Stand fabrics

The fabric: fold, wash, reuse

Have you ever thought about fabric as an alternative to traditional materials for banners, flags and prints?

The fabric has many advantages, in addition to being an eco-sustainable choice in general.

For example, it’s very light to carry, it’s easy to fold up and, if done right, the banner won’t wrinkle in transit. Easily washable, it will be reusable on every occasion it may be useful. 

Eco-friendly stand: conscious printing

Have you ever thought that every time you print something, you can choose to reduce the environmental impact with water-based printing techniques?

You will certainly need labels for your eco-stand. Adhesive labels can be used for free gifts, for products on sale, as a parcel seal, as a personalized message for flyers, invitations and business cards.

The materials with which our banners are made can also be used many times, minimizing waste and facilitating washing.

We have always been very attentive to sustainability and respect for the environment, which is why we prefer reusable and easily transportable materials.

Thanks to our solutions, your exhibition stand can be dismantled and reassembled several times without damaging it: this will have a positive impact on the environment and on your finances!


Construmat Barcelona 2023 is focusing on Major Green construction trends. So why not choose an eco-friendly booth for the next edition? 


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