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2022 Longlists

ASBP Awards 2022

The longlists for the 4th annual ASBP Awards have been announced, with 26 submissions recognised.

The 2022 ASBP Awards are the biggest yet, with entries welcomed across three categories including exemplary sustainable building projects, innovative products and forward-thinking initiatives.

Submissions were judged by members of the ASBP Board, who have expertise from across the construction industry, and assessed against the ASBP’s “Six Pillars of Sustainable Construction”. Due to the number and quality of submissions received this year our judges found the assessment process incredibly inspiring but equally challenging. As such, it was extraordinarily difficult to decide on the longlists.

The longlisted entries for the project and product categories are featured as short case studies below with entries from the initiative category  showcased via short videos. In early January 2022, the longlists will be reduced further with three finalists from each category being invited to present at an Awards Finale and Drinks Reception in London on 17th February 2022. Tickets for this hybrid (in-person/online) event will be available shortly.

Project category – for exemplary building projects, new-build or retrofit

Product category – for products at the forefront of sustainability

Initiative category – for forward-thinking ideas, initiatives, or tools

initiative category LONGLIST

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ACAN Circular series

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beyond zero homes cop26 house

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building people

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climate framework

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material cultures

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acan natural materials series

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riverside sunderland university design competition

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work in mind

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structural carbon tool

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people powered retrofit

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sustainable infrastructure asset management

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oneclicklca pre-verified epd generator

project category longlist

canongate block 2

Conservation and energy efficiency improvements to a listed 1969 tenement designed by Sir Basil Spence and located within the Edinburgh World Heritage site. Works included reinstating the original colour scheme, technical concrete conservation work, and energy efficiency measures including insulation, ventilation and window replacements to the Canongate development on the Royal Mile, one of most prominent streets in Scotland.

Ostro passivhaus

Ostro is a contemporary certified Passivhaus dwelling, with extremely low operational and embodied carbon emissions. Hand-built by the architect and her husband over several years the house is finished entirely in a striking diagonally orientated Siberian Larch rainscreen cladding, left untreated, which protects the high-performance construction behind.

Sarn Passivhaus Development

Hughes Architects were commissioned to design the first Passivhaus standard social housing project for Powys County Council. The seven properties have been constructed as part of a £1.3m development in the village of Sarn, near Newtown, Powys. A range of sustainable materials were also used in the construction, including Welsh-grown wood for the timber frame.

shepherds barn

Nestled in a valley at the edge of Lanchester, County Durham, Shepherds Barn, is an ultra-low-energy barn conversion and retrofit. The North East’s first certified EnerPHit project, the dwelling also achieves Zero Carbon status. The owners are also helping to restore and replenish regional biodiversity, by including permaculture based cultivation, the rewilding of a 2.5-acre small holding and a further area dedicated for community gardens.

the old fox yard

The project involved the restoration, refurbishment and adaptation of a Grade II listed timber framed 17th century coaching inn. The design approach was to creatively preserve, integrate and showcase its heritage value while pioneering sustainable construction techniques. The result is a modern working environment with a historical fabric & natural materials that accommodates the needs of a growing business.

Photo credit: Modece Architects

snug forest road

The Forest Road SNUG home is the first of its kind: an offsite, custom-build, net zero-carbon home, built with the community, that challenges the idea of what a ‘house’ is. The SNUG is a two-storey 44m2 1 bedroom, 1 person home, with a small footprint to fit neatly into back gardens or leftover plots, helping provide affordable new homes and improve urban areas.

zetland passivhaus

The Zetland Passive House project is the UK’s first certified EnerPHit Plus building. Originally built in 1894, this Passivhaus project is intended to provide a blueprint for retrofitting the UK’s 8 million pre-1930’s, hard to treat homes. Using natural, breathable materials and reusing all the recoverable, original fabric, the project is a pioneering example of sustainable low carbon retrofit.

Photo credit: Rick McCullagh

product category longlist

accoya wood

Accsys transforms fast-growing, certified sustainable wood through a proprietary acetylation process, which increases the already naturally-occurring acetyl content of wood, to produce Accoya wood. This reduces the ability to absorb water, making it more dimensionally stable and extremely durable. The result is a high performing product with sustainability credentials that exceed those of man-made, resource intensive alternatives.

agile's innovative housing solution

Agile’s innovative, rapid, housing solution is high-quality, space-compliant, low-carbon and affordable. By unlocking land that’s free and “hidden in plain sight”, they eliminate costs, putting keys in front doors for social rent, shared ownership and open market. Built using an MMC panel system and renewable materials including UK timber, each home embeds 27 tonnes of carbon.

am ecoboard

AM Ecoboard is a ‘closed-loop recycling’ construction board made from 100% post-consumer waste (TetraPak). It is a zero waste product as any offcuts can be reprocessed into a new board. Further, at the end of its life it can be reprocessed with no loss of performance. AM Ecoboard can replace OSB, plywood or plasterboard depending on the requirement.

brouns & co linseed paint

A centuries-old, natural product, linseed paint and oil is made from cold-pressed flax seed, grown locally in Yorkshire. It is free of both plastics and phthalates, virtually free of VOCs and its wicking properties help timber stay dry so it doesn’t rot. If applied correctly, the maintenance cycle of linseed paint is an incredible 10-15 years, after which time it still does not need to be repainted but simply to have linseed oil rubbed over its surface.

Proplex ClosedLoop Re-manufacturing Scheme

Protec’s Proplex ClosedLoop Re-manufacturing Scheme is the first scheme for temporary protection materials, enabling construction sites to responsibly and efficiently return used materials for recycling and re-manufacturing. Used Proplex sheets are taken back, cleaned, shredded and reprocessed into raw materials. These raw materials go straight back into the manufacturing cycle to create new post-consumer sheets.

rmf eco range

The RMF Eco range is in the simplest terms a reused raised floor panel that has been saved from landfill, cleaned, randomly tested and re-installed into the category B office fit out market. RMF work closely with demolition contractors across the UK to obtain raised flooring being stripped out of projects, identify what the system is and whether it has a reuse potential or not. 

thermo hemp combi jute

Thermo Hemp Combi Jute is a flexible natural insulation batt consisting of hemp and jute fibres sourced from recycled coffee and cocoa sacks. The product can be fitted in between floor joists, timber stud walls and timber roof rafters. The product has a declared thermal conductivity of 0.039W/mK, is mould resistant and has excellent acoustic reduction properties.

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