What does sustainability mean to you? UCEM staff and students share their thoughts

This week, UCEM is hosting Climate and Social Action Week (CASA) – a series of online and hybrid events and activities exploring sustainability and climate action. Learn more: Join UCEM…

What is adaptive reuse (and how can it create a sustainable built environment)?

Adaptive reuse has emerged as a sustainable alternative to demolition for the built environment. Here’s how it works. The Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological site that was inhabited from 9500…

UCEM INSPIRE: ensuring long-term sustainability performance in the built environment

This article is the third in our series of posts covering our second INSPIRE event this summer. Read our previous piece on built environment sustainability targets - UCEM INSPIRE: experts…

Why sustainability literacy is in such high demand

Being able to articulate sustainability across groups and disciplines and drive change is high on the wish list of today’s businesses and corporations. Here’s why. The UK’s push to reach…

10 examples of biophilic architecture and design

Biophilia is changing the way architects approach sustainable design. Here are 10 famous and innovative examples from around the world. Have you ever stepped into a room full of plants…

What is biophilia (and what does it mean for the built environment)?

When coupled with sustainable development, biophilic design can offer significant benefits for the built environment. As an industry currently responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions, the built environment…

Making a business case for sustainability: why now is the time to act

If your business or client is falling behind in embracing sustainability and ESG, here's how to make the case for change. In the aftermath of recent climate disasters across the…

Built environment careers: top trends driving the construction sector during uncertain times

With the right training, a career in the built environment not only gives you the opportunity to transform the world around you, but it could also help you to thrive…

How sustainability influences my work: Interview with alumnus Samantha Lloyd

Location Tarvin, Cheshire, England Career History MSc Building Surveying - 2022 Samantha started her professional career in interior design, specialising in bespoke kitchen design. Graduated from Liverpool John Moores University…

How sustainability influences my work: Interview with alumnus and UCEM academic David Hunt

Location Reading, England   Career History David started his journey in the built environment by studying for a BSc in Real Estate Management at the University of West Scotland. He…

How sustainability influences my work: Interview with alumnus Phoebe Farrell

Location London, England Career journey BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management - First Class Honours - 2020   Phoebe joined JLL in early 2015 as a secretary, moving on to becoming…

How sustainability influences my work: Interview with alumnus Stephen Varwell

📍 Isle of Skye, Scotland Career journey PG Diploma in Surveying – 2007 Before joining UCEM for his PGDip in 2005, Stephen studied at Aberdeen University for his undergraduate degree…