ISOBIO and ASBP event

Date:    Time: 10:00 - 16:15   Location:

Session 1 – Environmental and LCA considerations in the production of bio-based insulation, hosted by ISOBIO

The ISOBIO project aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders and bring them into mainstream use to create more energy efficient buildings. The aim is to deliver products with at least a 50% reduction in embodied energy and CO2 emissions at component level, a 20% improvement in insulation properties, and a 30% reduction in life cycle costs.

The event will bring together industry and producers of bio-based insulation and the researchers of the ISOBIO project, and will focus on the theme of Environmental and LCA issues in the production of bio-based insulation. The project partners will share their experiences, present the project’s approach and the first 18 month’s results, as well as discuss and gather feedback on the innovative products under development.

Session 2 – Embodied Carbon and Strategies for Reduction, hosted by ASBP

This session will commence with Dr Jannik Giesekam, from the University of Leeds Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP). He will summarise the UK construction industry’s progress in reducing embodied carbon and ask how do we turn carbon targets into policy? He will also discuss the drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable materials, and introduce a new project assessing public perceptions and experiences of low carbon materials. Simon Corbey will offer an update on two Innovate UK projects on structural steel reuse and circular economy business models. Gary Newman will describe the opportunity of bio-based materials in the context of carbon reduction and describe the role of policy and decision making tools such as natureplus and baubook and seek input into our campaign on embodied and sequestered carbon.


Further information

A detailed agenda and further details will be circulated shortly.

The workshop is free of charge, however please note that registration is required. To register please click here. Registration closes on 01 September 2016.

For more details please contact Nadia Sid (

We look forward to seeing you in Bath

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