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The Sustainability topic area offers you a set of resources to help you keep up to date with the fast-changing world of green construction and sustainable development.
2014 may have marked a turning point where climate change stopped being perceived as a distant future threat mired in uncertainty and became recognised as a phenomenon whose effects are starting to have an identifiable impact on current extreme weather events. read more on 'Is the future here already? Adapting buildings to climate change' ...
The views of the construction industry do not always line up. A variety of opinions does not always lend itself to leadership. Through industry research on a range of topics, NBS is trying to understand these different views and beliefs in an effort to find out where this industry stands now, and where it might be headed in the future. read more on '6 things you need to know about sustainability' ...
Going off-grid was once the sign of a truly ‘deep green’ approach to life. But with the National Grid facing a capacity crunch this winter, changes in technology and a new UK Solar Strategy just published, now may be the right time to rethink our attitudes to solar power. Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! investigates ... read more on 'Solar power and the capacity crunch' ...
Scotland is said to be home to a fifth of the UK’s total academic construction research capacity. With the vote on national independence just a few weeks away, the Yes/No camps are stepping up their rhetoric, and the latest poll suggests the nays have it. But whichever way the vote goes on 18 September, Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! predicts a bright future for sustainable construction in Scotland – especially for R&D. read more on 'A sustainable future for Scotland?' ...
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