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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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29 October 2015 | by

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

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.

08 February 2017 | by

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

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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Got an idea that could make where you live greener, smarter and more sustainable? The Geovation challenge will help get your innovation off the ground.

25 October 2017 | by

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

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
Last amended on 20 October 2017

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.

11 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 09 November 2017

It's once again time for construction industry professionals to convene on Las Vegas for the 2017 edition of Autodesk University. Here's the things you shouldn't miss.

09 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 17 October 2017

Are you ready for this year's Digital Construction Week? If you're heading to London's ExCeL on 18 and 19 October we present 10 things from this year's programme that you simply can't afford to miss.

02 October 2017 | by

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.

13 September 2017 | by

Top titles on sustainability, green design and eco-friendly construction. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best sustainability books. It's essential reading for sustainability beginners, novices and experts alike.

21 August 2017 | by
Last amended on 23 August 2017

How can we cut the environmental impact of one of construction's most prevalent building materials?

19 August 2017 | by

The WWF have published their second Timber Scorecard charting company's publicly-available timber buying policies and performance during 2015-16, and progress since the initial study back in 2015.

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