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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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18 April 2016 | by

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

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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.

25 January 2016 | by

Today marks a new chapter in the life of theNBS.com as we launch a new site that puts the foundations in place for us to provide you with a better service.

22 January 2016 | by

The government has moved to slash renewable energy subsidies with a significant cut to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) from January 2016. Find out more about the changes as we explore whether solar is still a profitable investment.

07 January 2016 | by

We explore the practical realities of the modern smart city and how a range of technological innovations can help improve quality of life.

10 December 2015 | by

The best sustainability initiatives across the tertiary education sector have been celebrated at the 11th annual Green Gown Awards.


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Our series concludes by examining the insulation options for timber-framed homes in more detail, with a focus on Building Regulations performance.

12 November 2015 | by

The increasing popularity of green façades, living and brown walls comes under scrutiny in the final part of a three part series.

12 November 2015 | by

The first of a two part series explores the various insulation solutions available for timber-framed homes.

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