2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Product

Nu-Rock Construction in NSW has taken out the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Product award for a smart product offering widespread potential.

Photo courtesy Nu-Rock Construction

2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Product


Winner: Nu-Rock Construction for Nu-Rock Building Block,


The Nu-Rock Building Block by NSW company, Nu-Rock Construction, has taken out the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Product award for ‘a smart product with widespread potential’, according to the judges.

The award was announced during a virtual event for the 2020 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards on 8 September.

The unique Nu-Rock process involves the conversion of large volumes of solid and liquid industrial waste materials into environmentally sustainable building products. 

It is primarily made from the by-products of power plants, such as coal ash, and held together with a chemical binder. 

Nu-Rock Construction’s innovative technology emits zero carbon through the process, and has created a number of strong, lightweight, cost-effective building products, from brick and pavers to roof tiles and sea walls. 

The HIA Australian GreenSmart Product category recognises a product that serves as an integral addition to the construction or operation of a home.


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