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.