ASBP Awards shortlist announced

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products has announced the shortlist for its 2024 awards – including everything from biogenic passive houses to reclaimed steel and AI-based whole life carbon optimisation software.

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The ASBP Awards 2024 will include awards under three categories: project, product and initiative. In each case the breadth of shortlisted projects is striking.

Since launching in 2018, the ASBP Awards have provided a platform for industry leaders, innovators and radical thinkers to highlight their exemplar building projects, problem solving products and transformative ideas. To date, over 60 applicants have been shortlisted, with 24 winners being awarded a coveted ASBP Award trophy for accelerating the pace of change in industry.

This year’s finalists will be invited to present at the Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo, which returns as an in-person event for the first time since 2020, on Thursday 29 February at the Building Centre in London.

The project category shortlist includes a project featured in issue 46 of Passive House Plus: Goldfinch Create and Play café, a passive house in Bristol built with a heavy emphasis on timber and timber-based materials. Other finalists include the adaptive reuse of the Grade II listed East Ham Old Fire Station, and a combination of new build and sympathetically repurposed historic masonry transmitter buildings at Houlton Secondary School.

The shortlisted products include Clime Armourcoat’s cement-free clay lime plaster; Honext Board FR-B, which is made from 100 per cent upcycled waste fibres; the Natureplus-certified Keim Twinstar exterior masonry paint; Geosentinel’s water-saving Washbox closedloop, mobile wash station; EMR’s Reusable Steel, a reclaimed material designed with future circularity in mind; and Natural Building Systems’ breathable, modular building system.

The initiative category includes:

  • Qflow’s automated data collection and aggregation platform for construction projects
  • Preoptima’s AI-driven early-stage carbon optioneering software
  • Grosvenor and Heart of the City’s free supplier mentor programme for reducing emissions in the property sector
  • The HTS Stockmatcher selection tool built to procure reclaimed steel for use in new construction projects
  • Gentian’s deep learning and AIbased approach to assessing and reporting on biodiversity value
  • The Reyooz circular economy software platform
  • SponsorConstruction4Refugees’ Renovate, Support, Empower, which focuses on providing sustainable housing and support for refugees by renovating abandoned buildings
  • The Environment Agency’s Pathfinder TEAM2100 Programme, which delivers flood risk management infrastructure by applying circular economy concepts
  • The MDFR Fibre Recovery Technology, which transforms post-use MDF into a valuable resource
  • NMITE’s groundbreaking Timber Technology Engineering and Design course.