Shortlisted entries in the Project, Product and Initiative categories of the ASBP Awards 2023 have been announced!
In 2022-23 we celebrate a milestone with our 5th annual ASBP Awards. The awards have gone from strength to strength over the past 5 years and have developed a reputation for championing truly sustainable building projects, products and initiatives.
This year’s finalists will be invited to present at a hybrid awards ceremony on Thursday 23rd February 2023, 4-6pm at EDGE in London and online. Click here to register and join us to cast your vote for the People’s Prize!
Meet our shortlists...
2050 Materials – A single platform to select materials for a climate-neutral future
2050 Materials provides the largest database of sustainable building products with digitized environmental and health data. This empowers architects to design and specify in line with the climate emergency by considering these data points at the earliest stage. The solution is free for architects, designers and contractors.
10 tonne carbon reduction challenge – Morgan Sindall
The 10 tonne carbon reduction challenge is part of Morgan Sindall‘s efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing the carbon impact of what and how they build. They challenge their projects in conjunction with their supply chain to reduce their project carbon impact by a minimum of 10 tonnes.
Firstplanit - Sustainable product decisions made easy and accessible for everyone
When it comes to building, every product purchase impacts at many scales – Environmental, Social, Health and Monetary. Until now, these have never been assessed and assimilated into a holistic impact landscape, set out in a transparent, rigorously researched, data-driven, personalised, user-friendly, free digital format. Firstplanit is doing just that.
Heeley Mushroom Project
The Heeley Mushroom project was initiated by Studio Polpo with funding received from the Arts Council. The educational project is engaging with Sheffield school children and the local community by exploring issues of waste, circular economy, and natural materials through a series of workshops, and the design and build of a small timber framed structure with mycelium panels.
ISG Innovation Hub
ISG understand that innovations, no matter how big or small, can shape the world we live in. Their innovation hub invites their supply chain and external stakeholders’ to submit their innovate products and processes. Having launched in June 2020, over 23 construction innovations have already been implemented across their projects.
Plotting Our Route to Zero – Whitby Wood
Whitby Wood‘s Route to Zero interactive infographic plots their route to zero, aiming for 2035, identifies their key target areas to work on, lets them play with the impact of external factors, and holds them to account as they continue to measure progress.
107 Niddrie Road
107 Niddrie Road is a pre-1919 red sandstone tenement in Govanhill in the south side of Glasgow. Like most traditional Scottish tenements, it consists of eight flats and a communal close and back court. The project has been designed by John Gilbert Architects to meet EnerPHit standards and utilises a range of natural materials including wood fibre and sheep’s wool insulation to drastically reduce energy bills for the tenants while providing them with a healthy internal environment.
Harris Academy Sutton
Harris Academy Sutton is a radical prototype for 21st century schools. It sets an impressive sustainability benchmark, easily achieving RIBA 2030 targets for operational carbon emissions and is enabled for net-zero carbon. The UK’s first Passivhaus certified secondary school was designed by Architype and celebrates natural, low carbon materials that bring a calm and inspiring air. A high-quality, elegant and innovative building that sets a demanding yet achievable benchmark for future education projects.
Springfield Meadows is a project of 25 zero-carbon homes located in Southmoor, Oxfordshire. Benefitting from diverse shared outdoor spaces and private gardens, the high-performance homes provide comfortable, low-carbon living, thanks to the use of Greencore Construction‘s innovative hemp-lime Biond Building System. The project has had its One Planet Action Plan endorsed as a Global Leader in One Planet Living by Bioregional, and has eliminated the use of gas utilities to create an all-electric development.
Brimstone - Vastern Timber
Vastern Timber transform locally grown wood into a stable, long lasting cladding, using thermal modification. This toxin-free process transforms the wood, changing the way it binds with water. The result is Brimstone, a durable, consistent material that resists rot and weathers well. The timber used to make Brimstone is harvested responsibly from well-managed UK woodlands. Fast-growing British woods like ash, poplar and sycamore are used, that might otherwise become firewood or biomass.
Jupiter Ideal Straw
Jupiter Ideal Straw is a new approach to the manufacture of underfloor heating elements and presents a viable alternative to energy-intensive materials such as polystyrene. Jupiter Underfloor Heating has long been involved with ecologically based products but following difficulties in sourcing wood fibre, they decided to look elsewhere for a sustainable material. Following extensive searching they came across the method of compressing straw into insulation panels, which are mechanically fastened to avoid the use of hazardous adhesives.
KEIM Innostar is a revolutionary one coat, interior mineral paint, that is kind to people and planet. Made from natural ingredients, it is solvent free and odour-free; available in white and a palette of colours, and is perfect for quick re-occupancy projects and to create healthy spaces. KEIM Innostar is Natureplus certified and has been awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver overall, and Gold in the categories ‘Material Health’, ‘Water Stewardship’ and ‘Social Fairness’.
Floor coverings installed using adhesives can be difficult to reuse or recycle on uplift due to contamination from adhesives, resulting in floor coverings being sent for incineration or landfill. IOBAC MagTabs address this issue by enabling floor coverings to be affixed securely throughout the life of the installation, yet cleanly and easily uplifted. This reversible fixing mechanism gives flooring a second life, vastly improving flooring circularity and making flooring manufacturers’ take-back schemes easier to implement.