Ecobond Cymru is a renewable roofing development company based at Mona on Anglesey. The company has developed a patented process for bonding secondary aggregates and mining wastes into roofing tiles, or cladding, minimising the use of new mineral resources or process energy. The resulting tiles, similar in appearance to local slate, are being perfected, with the use of sustainable vegetable based binders, thanks to a recent Welsh Assembly Government research grant, and are expected to appear on roofs in Wales in 2015.
Keim Mineral Paints are the UK's leading supplier of sustainable and environmentally friendly mineral paints systems. Based on the original material invented in 1878, mineral paints are VOC free, breathable and extremely durable. Keim paints offer both internal and external paint systems, as well as preparatory materials and breathable render systems.
Natural Building Technologies (NBT) is the leading UK company selling and developing high performance sustainable building systems for mainstream construction. NBT works with clients, specifiers, contractors and partners to deliver better and more sustainable buildings in reality through cost effective systems, expert knowledge and full design and construction support.
natureplus is an European environmental organization, aiming for sustainable building. The natureplus association is composed equally by companies and organizations from building industry (like building and handycraft companies, manufacturers, trading companies, architects and planners, trade unions) and by not for profit organizations (environmentalists, building ecologists, consumer advisors and public consultants, eco-scientists and laboratories) representing nearly all EC countries. The association awards building and accommodation products with the natureplus® ecolabel. The products are proofed by independent institutions and fulfill strong demands on behalf of the environment, health and quality. The natureplus requirements demand in particular an above-average eco-balance, a maximization of renewable resources and a minimization of the use of petrochemical substances, very low emissions and the prevention of harmful ingredients.
PAVATEX is the leading supplier of high-quality wood fibre insulation systems for modern building envelopes. The diffusion-open, but airtight PAVATEX wood fibre insulation and airtight systems protect against both the cold of winter and the heat of summer. By combining climate protection with home comfort, they represent the perfect building shell for sustainable construction projects.
Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups. By combining our skills and experience in construction and infrastructure development, we have become a UK leader in delivering projects in healthcare, education, defence, transportation and municipal services, delivered through both private and public investment. Our forward-looking approach to sustainability is expressed through Our Journey to Deep Green(tm), where our aim is for all Skanska projects to have a near-zero impact on the environment. Within the Skanska Color Palette(tm) that illustrates our Deep Green aspirations we have an objective to use both zero unsustainable materials (defined by product transparency, sustainable use and sustainable end-of-life use) and zero hazardous substances. Our role as a leading green developer and contractor was confirmed when our President and CEO, Mike Putnam, was invited to be Co-Chair of the Green Construction Board, alongside Business Minister Michael Fallon, in 2012.
For more than a decade, Thermafleece has been the UKs leading brand of natural and sustainable insulation. Thermafleece launched in 2000 and was the UKs first British sheeps wool insulation, since then our range has grown to embrace a variety of recycled and natural fibres including British Hemp.
Behind our success is a commitment to making the most of natures resources and an uncompromising approach to performance, quality and service. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality products, industry leading technical support, first class customer service and an honest and informative approach to sustainability.
Wood for good is the UK's wood promotion campaign. The Wood for Good campaign works on behalf of the whole timber industry in the UK. It aims to promote the suitability and sustainability of wood as a building material to the construction and logistics sectors and associated professionals such as architects and design engineers.
The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) generates knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and trains the future leaders of this field. Our definition of resources is broad, and our research approach is equally inclusive, bringing together experts from across UCL. They are part of The Bartlett: UCLs global faculty of the built environment.
Wienerberger believes that the use of natural clay products helps to deliver a sustainable environment which is aesthetically attractive and architecturally sympathetic to its surroundings. Worldwide, the company is committed to minimising its environmental footprint and to maximising the long-term sustainability of the built environment and the UK Warnham factory has become the first brick manufacturing facility to be accredited with the responsible sourcing standard BES 6001.