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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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.

15 June 2016 | by

UK universities are becoming increasingly competitive as the student pool shallows. Iconic building and refurbishment projects are becoming increasingly common both as a means of attracting new students and meeting the shifting needs of existing workers and learners. We explore some of the key trends emerging from UK higher education's construction projects.

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.

02 June 2016 | by

Digital Construction Week is set to return this October and is working with the teams behind some of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen, with Crossrail and HS2 confirmed as industry partners for this year's show.

18 May 2016 | by

London and Bristol are Britain’s leading “smart cities”, according to new research.

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.

The urbanisation process itself is one of the major causes of urban flooding. Here we explore ways of mitigating the impact and show how design and specification choices can make a significant difference.

18 April 2016 | by

This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

07 April 2016 | by

Lisa Pasquale from consultancy Six Cylinder has landed the 2016 Rising Star Award. The awards, created by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and PRP in memory of Mel Starrs, exist to recognise communication and innovation around sustainability in the built environment.

04 February 2016 | by

There is no panacea for flood events, but there a range of things we can either do better or start doing to mitigate or adapt to them.

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.

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