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Construction products in final of innovation awards
By editor | 19 Aug, 2010
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Two construction innovations are through to the finals of the Earth Awards, a global search for sustainable inventions backed by Richard Branson and the US Green Building Council's Rick Fedrizzi. The two products are Polli-bricks, the world’s first wall cladding made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and Sustainable Shells, earth tiles that aim to empower people to build their own homes.

The two will now pitch to top CEOs at an Innovators Summit in London, alongside the other finalists, to secure funding to bring their concepts to market – and highlight the influence of construction in driving positive change.

Polli-bricks is a scalable, carbon-neutral, architectural cladding system re-engineered from used PET bottles.  It is integrated with solar powered LED lighting, using renewable energy and recycled materials to clad and light a room.

Sustainable Shells enables buildings to be created with natural resources by local people, in the world’s poorest and most remote areas.  It is the first time that ancient tile-vaulting has been fused with earth to create a building which can be replicated across the developing world, removing the need to import skills or materials.

Click here for further information on The Earth Awards 2010.


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