Futurebuild returned for 2022 in March bringing together the brightest minds, disruptive thinkers and the most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition alongside a world-class knowledge programme aimed inspire the change needed to propel the construction industry to net-zero. The ASBP hosted a seminar with over 120 in-person attendees titled ‘Net zero and natural materials’. Watch it below.
Natural materials include timber, hemp, straw, clay and wool and can be used for a wide range of construction applications such as structural elements, insulation and finishes. Interest in these materials continues to grow due to their sustainability credentials including technical performance, lower embodied carbon, health benefits and ability to lock-up carbon during their lifespan. What role do natural materials have to play in delivering net zero buildings, and are there any barriers to their increased uptake?