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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08 September 2016 | by

BREEAM or Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. Find out more about BREEAM including what it measures, its benefits, popularity and likely future developments.

11 May 2016 | by

In architectural terms, the word “daylighting” refers to the use of natural light to provide occupants with the level of lighting that they need for basic activities.

03 June 2016 | by

Our ecological footprints are outstripping our planet’s ability to supply but, if change is needed, what kind of changes should we be looking at? We explore some innovative efforts aimed at securing a more sustainable future for all.

26 October 2016 | by

Renewable sources of energy have surpassed coal in the past year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world according to a new International Energy Agency study.

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20 February 2017 | by

In Contemporary Vernacular Design Clare Nash articulates a passionate plea for a return to vernacular principles to prevent built environments lacking in identity, diversity and spirit. With 26 case studies this is a book packed with practical example and highly accessible as a result.

15 February 2017 | by

Building successful UK sectors in smart cities, cyber and physical security and realising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of the Digital Built Britain intiative. But what is the IoT and how can construction make the most of the opportunities it affords?

09 February 2017 | by

The green agenda has moved on. So, what does it mean to build sustainably today? Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability attempts to reconnect the wider environmental ecosystem and drive change.

06 February 2017 | by

Find out how to get your free ticket to the annual construction showcase. Don't miss out on a packed programme of inspiring places, people and products, at London's ExCeL from 7 to 9 March.

25 January 2017 | by

Landfills have been and continue to be the primary go-to method for disposing construction waste but can more be done to cut the amount of material going to waste?

12 January 2017 | by

Policymakers are looking for your help to understand how best to unlock carbon and bill savings in non-domestic buildings that currently account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions.

10 January 2017 | by

There's still time for you to share your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution to help shape the NBS National BIM Report 2017. Here we muse on some of the key trends we'll be watching for as your responses come in.

05 January 2017 | by

Windows are one of the most important elements of a building’s thermal envelope; providing aesthetics, letting in light, helping control sound, and serving as a means of natural ventilation. The history of windows is enmeshed in the history of architecture, and their evolving design is a tribute to not only architectural advancement, but to the progression of framing materials and glass manufacturing.

15 December 2016 | by

We would like to invite you to take part in our seventh annual BIM survey. Please take this 10 minute survey to share your thoughts on the introduction of the Government's 2016 BIM mandate.

09 December 2016 | by

In FutuREstorative Martin Brown reignites the green agenda by reframing the debate and advocating a radical change in direction.

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