BusinessGreen Technology Awards
06 Dec 19
Accsys is delighted to have been chosen as winner of the Building Technology of the Year category in the BusinessGreen Technology Awards 2019, for its sustainable, durable and stable Accoya® wood product.
Accsys combines chemistry, technology and ingenuity to make high-performance wood products that enable new, sustainable choices for developing the built environment.
Using fast-growing, sustainably-sourced timber, Accsys creates long-life wood products with properties that can compete with traditional non-sustainable building materials, such as tropical hardwoods, metal, plastic and concrete.
Accoya® is created through a proprietary acetylation process that boosts the already naturally-occurring acetyl content of wood, and by doing so, reduces the ability of the wood to absorb water. This makes it much more dimensionally stable, and extremely durable, with a 50 year above ground and 25 year in-ground or freshwater warranty.
Accoya® is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the Gold level, recognising its status as one of the most bio-cycle friendly building materials available: it contains no toxic chemicals, is sourced from renewable, sustainable forests, has a low carbon footprint, and can be recycled like normal wood.
The BusinessGreen Technology Awards are now in their 5th year and recognise some of the most exciting green technology businesses and innovations in the UK.
The Building Technology of the Year category is for the most exciting recent developments in green construction and property, with judges looking for innovative and inspiring green building technologies that are working to cut environmental impacts and improve building performance.