Healthy Buildings, sustainable building, plastics in construction.

Leading researchers, activists and industry speakers plus over 20 exhibitors have been announced for the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products’ third annual conference to be held on 28 February 2019 at London South Bank University

Human health and planetary health are by their very definition inter-related; we can’t have one without the other. Since the BBC’s Blue Planet II, the UK has woken up to the problem of plastic in the environment, with some commentators even suggesting that plastic is a greater threat to the planet than climate change.

Anti-plastic has rapidly become a popular cause-celebre championed by all mainstream media. So, how should the built environment industry respond? Is the problem limited to single-use packaging or are all plastic products a problem to which we must find alternatives?

This topic will be explored at the ASBP’s third Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo, sponsored by Natural Building Technologies, PPM Technology, Wood for Good and The Wood Window Alliance, which takes place on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at London South Bank University.

“The construction industry is the second largest user of plastic, with 20% of plastic waste coming from the construction sector,” said Simon Corbey, Associate Director of ASBP.

“It is estimated we produce globally 300MT of plastic annually, with 50% of this being single use. Piping and conduit are the largest users of polymers in construction and consume 35% of production.”

Following the announcement of keynote speakers – environmentalist and yachtswoman Emily Penn, a leading advocate for reducing plastic pollution in our oceans; and Professor Sean Smith, Director of Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University – a number of exciting conference speakers have also been confirmed, including Professor Anna Stec (UCLan), Martin Gettings (Canary Wharf Group), Dr Stephanie Wright (King’s College London), Kris Karslake (BAM Construct) and Ben Humphries (Architype).

The expo will feature over 20 exhibitors including charities, academic institutions, air testing specialists and leading product manufacturers such as Thermafleece, Steico, Natural Building Technologies and Ecological Building Systems.

“It is estimated we produce globally 300MT of plastic annually, with 50% of this being single use. Piping and conduit are the largest users of polymers in construction and consume 35% of production.”

ASBP Awards

The winners of the inaugural ASBP Awards, sponsored by Cleveland Steel & Tubes, natureplus, Steico, Thermafleece and UK Hempcrete, will also be announced during a celebratory drinks ceremony following presentations from the six shortlisted projects.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Time: 9:00-17:00, followed by drinks and ASBP Awards winner announcement until 19:30.

Location: Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, London, SE1 6NG.

Tickets: £100 +VAT – ASBP members, £150 +VAT – partner organisations, £200 +VAT – general admittance.

Discounted tickets


A limited number of buy one, get one free tickets are available for members of ASBP and our partner organisations. Tickets can be booked via the ‘2 for £100’ or ‘2 for £150’ options on the booking page.


Staff members of local authorities and housing associations can book tickets at 50% off the general admittance fee.


For further information, including the full programme, speaker biographies, exhibitor list and to book special offer tickets, please visit .

Thermafleece proud to sponsor inaugural ASBP Awards

Thermafleece insulation has been used the length and breadth of the UK for 20 years and its popularity continues to grow as more and more people learn about the health, safety and welfare benefits of using natural materials within the building fabric.

Eden Renewables, the company behind Thermafleece, is a proud sponsor of the ASBP Awards.

Managing Director Mark Lynn said: “The ASBP stands for everything our business and our brands stand for. There is a growing realisation that the products and materials we use have a tangible benefit to health and wellbeing. It is only a matter of time before even more people start demanding healthier products and materials. Material and product suppliers should see this as an opportunity, not a threat.”

Healthy Buildings, sustainable building, plastics in construction.


The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) is a cross-sector, not-for-profit membership organisation, which is committed to accelerating the transition to a high performance, healthy and low carbon built environment by championing the increased understanding and use of building products that meet demonstrably high standards of sustainability.

Alliance for Sustainable

Building Products

Tel: +44 (0)20 7704 3501


Thermafleece is manufactured in the UK using British wool to create effective, safe and sustainable insulation. Sheep’s wool is a natural insulator, locally grown, sustainable, breathable, dampens sound and is fire safe.

Eden Renewable Innovations Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)17684 86285


Please note: this is a commercial profile.


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