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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21 August 2017 | by Rackel San Nicolas
How can we cut the environmental impact of one of construction's most prevalent building materials?
19 August 2017 | by Richard McPartland
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.
18 August 2017 | by Richard McPartland
As households continue to gulp down power across a range of electrically-powered devices and with no sign of demand slowing is it time to consider home power cell solutions to meet future demand?
08 August 2017 | by Elton Santos and Andrew Beckinsale
Graphene is no longer alone in the world of two-dimensional materials. We look at a new generation of materials that have the potential to revolutionise construction.
24 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
There's a packed events programme in store for the remainder of 2017. 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.
20 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
A new smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, has some serious style credentials and offers voice control via Microsoft's Cortana.
12 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
We explore papercrete - an industrial-strength papier maché - for construction. Our guide focuses on its origins, key components and mixing, key characteristics and potential applications.
11 July 2017 | by Richard McPartland
The CE Mark has become familiar and seemingly ubiquitous but what does it actually signify? What products does it apply to? What does a CE Mark mean in terms of trade? We explore what the mark means for manufacturers looking to trade and end users looking to buy products.
20 June 2017 | by Dragan Savic
By 2045, an estimated 6 billion people will be living in cities. That means an enormous amount of showers flowing, toilets flushing, and sinks being filled. Dragan Savic from the University of Exeter explains why the 'invisible utility' should be at the heart of smart city plans.
25 May 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Wood: done good. A beautifully-illustrated, breathtaking, thought-provoking love letter to one of the most enduring construction materials. Join William Hall for a tour of the world's best timber architecture.
25 May 2017 | by Anne Cleary and Ruth Hunter
Evidence suggests that green space is good for us bringing physical and mental health benefits and a range of positive social, environmental and equity outcomes. But how best to deliver these benefits with finite resources? We look for guidance...
13 April 2017 | by Richard McPartland
Think of a skyscraper and you likely envisage a imposing monolithic structure made of steel and glass. Strong, sturdy, predictable. Dull? But a new wave of buildings are turning to a more traditional building material – timber – to deliver imaginative and eco-friendly projects, even at altitude.