Initiative Category - Short videos now available to watch!
Short 1-minute videos for the shortlisted entries in the Initiative category of the ASBP Awards 2024 are now available to watch. Find out more about this year’s inspiring and innovative entries, including tools, research projects, and education & training programmes.
The finalists in this year’s awards will be announced in early February and invited to present at our Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo, which returns as an in-person event for the first time since 2020, on Thursday 29th February 2024, 10:00-17:00 at the Building Centre in London. Click here to register for tickets and join us to cast your vote for the People’s Prize!
Meet the shortlist...
Decarbonising Construction with Qflow
Qflow‘s ground-breaking innovation in the construction industry offers a transformative solution to sustainability challenges. With a focus on reducing waste, carbon emissions, and enhancing resource efficiency across the supply chain. Qflow’s platform has demonstrated remarkable outcomes, making it a trailblazer in decarbonising the construction sector.
Early-Stage Carbon Optioneering for Significant Emissions Avoidance
Preoptima revolutionises sustainable construction with iterative, early-stage carbon assessments and optioneering. Rooted in sustainable construction principles, their AI-driven solutions emphasise early-stage intervention, data transparency, and universal accessibility. They aim to make the journey to Net Zero achievable and straightforward for the entire building sector.
Grosvenor Supplier Mentorship Programme
Grosvenor and Heart of the City launched a free Supplier Mentor Programme to reduce emissions in the property sector. It has been instrumental in helping Grosvenor achieve 41% of supplier spend to be with SBTs holding suppliers and increased the number of UK SMEs with SBTs by 20%.
The HTS Stockmatcher is a selection tool built to procure reclaimed steel for use in new construction projects, achieving significant carbon savings and accelerating the wider adoption of reclaimed steel. It is free to use, open-source and requires no licenced software, and realises practical application of circular economy principles.
Innovative new way to assess sites for biodiversity and nature related opportunity and risk
Gentian has taken the latest deep learning techniques and trained our AI to recognise vegetation using high resolution multi spectral imagery in both urban and rural landscapes to provide accurate up-to-date information to help organisations understand biodiversity and to be able to assess and report on biodiversity value. This unique approach to measuring natural capital is empowering organisations by providing much needed data and helping us move towards a nature positive future.
"Renovate, Support, Empower" - SponsorConstruction4Refugees
“Renovate, Support, Empower” by SponsorConstruction4Refugees focuses on providing sustainable housing and support for refugees by renovating abandoned buildings. Embracing the Six Pillars of Sustainable Construction, project prioritizes sustainability within the construction industry. In addition, through training, and community engagement, we improve living conditions and empower refugees.
Sustainable Materials Protect the Capital from Flooding
The Environment Agency’s Pathfinder TEAM2100 Programme delivers flood risk management infrastructure under a new paradigm. Leveraging the logic of sustainability, alongside asset management, has realised a fundamental shift, applying circular economy concepts and identifying replacement materials for the walls, embankments, gates, barriers and pumping stations that protect people and communities.
Timber Technology Engineering and Design
NMITE launched the Timber Technology Engineering Design 1 (TED 1) course in September 2022 together with Timber Development UK and Edinburgh Napier University. A 12-week course composed of online distance learning and three number on-campus 3-day practical learning sessions. The follow-on TED 2 12-week course began in June 2023.