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The new generation sustainable mineral wool with ECOSE Technology wins the prestigious Dubo Award 2009.
By Knauf Australia on October 30, 2009

Knauf Insulation wins Dubo Award!

The new generation sustainable mineral wool with ECOSE Technology wins the prestigious Dubo Award 2009.

Knauf Insulation wins Dubo Award!

The new generation sustainable mineral wool with ECOSE Technology wins the prestigious Dubo Award 2009. 

The Dubo Award is the award for revolutionary sustainable construction innovations in The Netherlands. The award was received during the Dubodag, an annual conference for sustainable construction, which took place on the 30th of September in Rotterdam. The award, presented by René van Veldhoven of EuroCeramic B.V., was received by Marc Malherbe, Managing Director (The Netherlands),

With sustainable construction becoming more and more of a front line issue the Dubodag was initiated to assemble all parties interested in sustainable construction such as government officials, companies and project teams, and to encourage them to move to more sustainable innovations.

During the day over 250 prominent people of the construction industry took part including the president of the Architect Association, the Energy Platform and the Dutch Construction Association, as well as a professor from the Industrial Design Technical University in Delft, various politicians and many managing directors of residence cooperation, utility advisers, energy saving foundations, community projects and sustainability organizations. 

During the Dubodag, there were group discussions, inspiring speakers, presentations and innovative projects on sustainability. This year the Dubodag centred around cradle to cradle projects.

One of the main goals of the European Union is to sharpen the energy saving of buildings and insulation has been acknowledged as the manner in which to achieve this goal. The key objective of the day was not to discuss energy saving possibilities, but accomplishments and many speakers referred to Knauf Insulation and ECOSE Technology as an inspiring example of such an accomplishment.    

Knauf Insulation Oosterhout also sub sponsored the conference. Knauf Insulation had a stand in the centre of the fair and presented a parallel session on the new generation sustainable mineral wool with ECOSE Technology. The parallel session, presented after the award was conferred, received very positive reactions. Several people joined the presentation to learn more on the revolutionary innovation that had just won the prestigious, pioneering Dubo Award.

The Dubo Award is the award for the most innovative, pioneering product or project of sustainable construction. A jury selected the three nominations on forehand and visitors of the Dubo website voted on their favourite revolutionary innovation. 

It has been a great honour for Knauf Insulation to receive this prestigious award and to be able to establish that the market choose mineral wool with ECOSE Technology as the best innovation in sustainable construction. As such, The Dubo Award will provide good publicity for Knauf Insulation and ECOSE Technology in The Netherlands, starting with a front page article in the Cobouw, the most important daily newspaper on construction in The Netherlands. Furthermore, the award contained a Marketing contribution of € 2.500, for the winning pioneering innovation.