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.
29 October 2015 | by David Fuller
The increasing popularity of green façades, living and brown walls comes under scrutiny in the first of a three part series.
28 January 2016 | by Richard McPartland
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.
The NBS guide to façade greening
Street smarts: Smart cities explored
5 essentials for sustainable office buildings
08 February 2017 | by Harry Hoster
Are electric highways the answer to the range problem? Harry Hoster explores the potential for electric vehicle charging without the wires and muses on a dense network of roads that can charge vehicles on the move.
26 October 2016 | by Richard McPartland
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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11 July 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
We eavesdropped on a couple of this year’s sprints to find out what projects might be on the horizon
30 May 2018 | by Bridget Hamilton
We explore the ways the construction industry adds to the world’s production of plastic waste, as well as how it works to tackle it
06 April 2018 | by Jess Sharman
The UK construction industry has come a long way with its recycling and reuse practices, but with proper planning we can do even more. The key is materials efficiency.
09 January 2018 | by Jodie Carson
The UK Government is taking a keen interest into the way that the UK can reduce its carbon emissions: this begins with legislative acts and policies.
24 November 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Construction projects benefit from an aerial vantage point and thanks to drone technology it's quicker and easier than ever to get an eye in the sky that is able to collect video, photos and data that you can put to work on a project. We explore the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs for the construction industry.
22 November 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Energy-wasting homes mean higher bills and climate-warming emissions. With UK homes some of the most expensive to heat in Europe, why did an ambitious plan to make all new homes 'zero carbon' fail?
07 November 2017 | by NBS
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30 October 2017 | by Richard McPartland
There's a packed events programme in store for 2018. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.
25 October 2017 | by Richard McPartland
In our beginner's guide we look at issues arising when assessing potential impacts of built assets across the project lifecycle.
24 October 2017 | by Richard McPartland
The latest ranking of UK smart cities commissioned by Huawei UK charts an increasing pack of contenders and challengers with an interesting change at the top of the table.
18 October 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Delegates have flocked to London's ExCeL for this year's Digital Construction Week. Here's our pick of highlights and your social shares from the first day of the show.
02 October 2017 | by Jess Sharman
Unlike with the current linear "take, make, dispose" economy model, in circular thinking materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.