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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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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.

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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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29 July 2016 | by

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

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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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With the Rio 2016 Games just days away we muse on how to secure a sustainable future for Olympic venues. How did London 2012 fare and how has Brazil risen to the challenge?

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.

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).

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.

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Guy Keulemans, Associate lecturer at UNSW Sydney, explores the problem of steel reinforcement, known as rebar, concealed within concrete structures.

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.

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.

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