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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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.

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.

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.

26 July 2016 | by

A newly published BRE report, New insights into air conditioning in the UK, sheds important light on electricity usage by air conditioning in UK offices and retail environments.

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29 July 2016 | by

How do we redefine the rural in a globalised urban world? That's the question Designing the rural: A global countryside in flux - part of the Architectural Design series - sets out to explore.

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PAS 2080 will be the first specification in the world that specifically addresses managing carbon in infrastructure.

28 July 2016 | by

Hattie Hartman - in Brazil: Restructuring the Urban; part of the Architectural Design series - finds out whether the Olympic Games have acted as a catalyst for transformation or will be remembered as a missed opportunity.

26 July 2016 | by

A newly published BRE report, New insights into air conditioning in the UK, sheds important light on electricity usage by air conditioning in UK offices and retail environments.

19 July 2016 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the second half of the year. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in 2016.

15 July 2016 | by

Adrian Malleson takes the temperature of a UK construction industry mulling its post-Brexit future, distilling the responses to our recent survey on the historic referendum on EU membership.

11 July 2016 | by

We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.

11 July 2016 | by

The finalists in this year's Green Gown Awards have just been announced by the Evironmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EUAC).

01 July 2016 | by

Following the UK’s referendum on our future in Europe, we would like to invite you to take part in an NBS survey about what the result means for our sector.

21 June 2016 | by

Lift shafts put a dampener on our architectural ambitions so what if lifts could travel horizontally and vertically? thyssenkrupp have unveiled a vision of the future Wonka would be proud of.

15 June 2016 | by

While the three little pigs may not favour houses made of straw there's much to recommend straw bales in modern construction.We single out some exemplar projects and present a guide to using straw in your construction projects.

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