Sustainability

Deliver ecologically mindful projects that work in harmony with the living environment today and tomorrow too. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on Sustainability from NBS.


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07 April 2016 | by

Lisa Pasquale from consultancy Six Cylinder has landed the 2016 Rising Star Award. The awards, created by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and PRP in memory of Mel Starrs, exist to recognise communication and innovation around sustainability in the built environment.

03 September 2015 | by

A new generation of smart tech is set to banish the annual ritual of trying to set the central heating timer for good. We check out the next wave of smart heating controls. Which solution is right for you?

06 August 2015 | by

The UK Construction Industry is helping to tackle deforestation by increasingly sourcing sustainable timber and timber products according to a study from WWF-UK.

22 January 2016 | by

The government has moved to slash renewable energy subsidies with a significant cut to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) from January 2016. Find out more about the changes as we explore whether solar is still a profitable investment.

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This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

07 April 2016 | by

Lisa Pasquale from consultancy Six Cylinder has landed the 2016 Rising Star Award. The awards, created by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and PRP in memory of Mel Starrs, exist to recognise communication and innovation around sustainability in the built environment.

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An estimated 50 million litres of waste decorative paint is generated in the UK each year. A new industry-led project aims to create a circular economy for such paint, to stop it ending up in landfill.

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Today marks a new chapter in the life of theNBS.com as we launch a new site that puts the foundations in place for us to provide you with a better service.

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The government has moved to slash renewable energy subsidies with a significant cut to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) from January 2016. Find out more about the changes as we explore whether solar is still a profitable investment.

07 January 2016 | by

We explore the practical realities of the modern smart city and how a range of technological innovations can help improve quality of life.

10 December 2015 | by

The best sustainability initiatives across the tertiary education sector have been celebrated at the 11th annual Green Gown Awards.


19 November 2015 | by

Besides the continual drive to build new dwellings (to ever most stringent thermal performance requirements), there is also a need to improve the existing building stock. However, with schemes such as the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) in place, timber-framed houses are currently falling through something of a loophole. In this concluding part we focus on the insulation options in more detail with a focus on Building Regulations performance.


12 November 2015 | by

Besides the continual drive to build new dwellings (to ever most stringent thermal performance requirements), there is also a need to improve the existing building stock. However, with schemes such as the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) in place, timber-framed houses are currently falling through something of a loophole. The focus of this two-part article is to discuss the various insulation solutions available for this type of property.