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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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12 November 2015 | by

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

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.

05 November 2015 | by

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

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.

10 September 2015 | by

How can cities be designed to accommodate all the advantages – and minimise the disadvantages – of urban living?

03 September 2015 | by

A new generation of smart tech is set to banish the annual ritual of trying to set the central heating timer for good. We check out the next wave of smart heating controls. Which solution is right for you?

20 August 2015 | by

Gaz and Leccy are leading the charge to switch householders to smart energy meters. In this NBS guide we explore what the meters can and can’t do, when you’re likely to be offered one, and weigh up concerns about data sharing and radio wave communications.

13 August 2015 | by

Plans for 400 wind turbines off the coast of Teesside have been given the go-ahead. Combined with a scheme off the Yorkshire coast they will form one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.

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A reinterpreted farmstead has become the first Certified Passivhaus in Northumberland and winner of the Small Projects Category at the 2015 Passivhaus Awards organised by the Passivhaus Trust.

16 July 2015 | by

Is renewable energy still a tempting proposition for domestic householders? In this NBS guide we explore feed-in tariffs to help you decide.

08 July 2015 | by

Sustainability intiatives from across the education, learning and skills sectors, have been recognised as the finalists for the Green Gown Awards have been published.

24 June 2015 | by

Most countries have some ambition when it comes to setting an exemplar approach for the development of sustainable buildings. John Gelder asesses Australia's approach.

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