At the Ecobuild fair ExCel Centre, London, the recently established Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) has delivered Tuesday 20th March, 2012, a fast paced highly topical seminar program focusing on how you define, design and deliver more sustainable building products to achieve better, more resource efficient outcomes. Topics include a critique of the Green Guide, the Construction Products Directive and EPDs, embodied energy vs energy in use, sequestered carbon, the benefits of natureplus, and BIM. Highlights include,
- Sustainability decision making tools and life beyond BREEAM
- The impact of the Construction Product Regulations and the role of Environmental Product Declarations
- The natureplus eco-label and its role in identifying highly sustainable building products.
- A critique of the Green Guide to Specification.
- Leading edge project examples where product sustainability was core to the design process.
- New research on sequestered carbon
- The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products - who we are, what we do and why join
Speakers have been Neil May of Natural Building Technologies, Peter Thoelen of natureplus, Ben Binns of InCrops, Paul Jones of Foamglas, Tony Saunders of Lime Technology, Brian Murphy of GreenSpec, along with Gary Newman and Graham Hilton of ASBP.
Effective natureplus Ecobuild stand
At Ecobuild ASBP launched natureplus in the UK and partnered with Pavatex, NBT, Foamglas, Wienerberger and Ecomerchant to share a stand. At this huge event there were plenty of chats and much interest of public to find out more about the advantages of a recognised ecolabel and the products that are natureplus certified. All the time the natureplus / ASBP stand (photo) was crowded and very much recognised by thousands of visitors.
For more information see website http://www.asbp.org.uk/