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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19 September 2016 | by

The cities of tomorrow are smart - technologically-connected, sustainable and reactive. But what does this actually mean? We seek clarity on definitions, look at the importance of emerging models and standards and ask whether inhabitants can expect a better quality of life.

16 September 2016 | by

Digital Construction Week returns this October. Find out more about this packed two-day conference programme, free-to-attend seminar series, and interactive exhibition.

14 September 2016 | by

John Hill explores a century's worth of 'signficant' buildings in 100 Years 100 Buildings.

09 September 2016 | by

A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.

08 September 2016 | by

BREEAM or Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. Find out more about BREEAM including what it measures, its benefits, popularity and likely future developments.

26 August 2016 | by

A parliamentary inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces has been launched and views are being sought until Wednesday 12 October 2016.

04 August 2016 | by

Hattie Hartman - in Brazil: Restructuring the Urban; part of the Architectural Design series - finds out whether the Olympic Games have acted as a catalyst for transformation or will be remembered as a missed opportunity.

29 July 2016 | by

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?

29 July 2016 | by

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.

29 July 2016 | by

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

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.

19 July 2016 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the second half of the year. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in 2016.

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