natureplus Product Innovation Prize awarded to EcoCocon

EcoCocon’s Straw Bale Panel wins the natureplus Product Innovation Prize at the ASBP`s Healthy Building Conference & Expo 2019 in London.

Good atmosphere at the award ceremony for the Product Innovation Prize: Gary Newman, ASBP Executive Chair; Barbara Jones, Straw Works Director; Alex Sparrow, ASBP Chair; Thomas Schmitz, natureplus Managing Director (f.l.t.r.). Copyright: natureplus

natureplus awards the innovative design and environmentally characteristics of the product and grants a free preliminary assessment for the natureplus eco-label and a free membership in the natureplus network.
The Product Innovation Prize recognizes particularly innovative and sustainable construction products used in projects that have participated at the ASBP Awards 2019.

Significant contribution to sustainability

The prefabricated straw panel system manufactured by EcoCocon UAB and distributed by Straw Works LTD made a significant contribution to the sustainability of the Old Holloway Cottage project. Evaluation criterions were the six pillars of sustainable construction of ASBP and conformity with natureplus eco-label principles for sustainable products. The innovatively designed prefabrication method allows a rapid and accurate construction. EcoCocon Straw Bale Panel matches the natureplus principles which are divided into three main categories: climate protection, healthy accommodation and sustainability.

By winning the Product Innovation Prize EcoCocon Straw Bale Panel and EcoCocon UAB were granted a free preliminary assessment for the natureplus eco-label. The product successfully passed this preliminary assessment procedure and has been approved for submission to the main assessment procedure. In addition, Straw Works LTD is invited to become part of the natureplus family and wins a free membership for one year.

About the Awards

The ASBP Awards is an awards programme that recognises construction projects which exemplify excellence in sustainability through their products, design and delivery. In addition to the Awards for exemplary sustainable building projects, natureplus announced a Product Innovation Prize which rewards an innovative product showcased within the awards submissions. ASBP is an official partner and represents natureplus in the United Kingdom.

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