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 natureplusÂ® 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.
The Sustainable Development Foundation is a non-profit organisation that works to deliver a radical step-change in sustainability performance for the UK built environment. We take a holistic view of sustainability, aiming to create healthy, environmentally sound and productive buildings that support sustainable lifestyles and communities We focus on clients and investors, supporting them to deliver sustainable projects through procurement, design and delivery We adopt challenging targets that will safeguard our sustainable future and work to make this a reality now.
The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) is a collaboration of not for profit organisations that acts as a forum for sustaining and improving traditional buildings in the UK. The STBA aims to promote and deliver a more sustainable traditional built environment in the UK through high quality research, education, training and policy.
In the area of construction products, optimising sustainability is complex and challenging. The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath welcomes the direction and focus that this new and exciting initiative will bring, and is looking forward to working with the ASBP to identify and deliver the urgently needed research.