Sustainability is a key theme that runs through all our work in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. We invest our knowledge in impactful research and prepare our students to be at the forefront of change in their future careers.
Sustainability at NTU
At NTU, we’re committed to working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and incorporating social, environmental and economic themes into our learning, teaching and research.
We were one of the first universities in the world to integrate these goals into our curriculum, ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to create a brighter, greener, more sustainable future.
Sustainability in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
In the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, we have an emphasis on areas relating to Energy, Responsible Production and Consumption, Sustainable Cities and Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Climate Action.
Much of our research is dedicated towards the sustainable development goals. We are investing our expertise in smart cities, renewable energy, transport and the circular economy and work closely with local stakeholders to support Nottingham’s commitment to becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral city by 2028.
Find out about our Sustainability Challenges Seminar Series
We are hosting a series of online seminars to discuss solutions for existing buildings, product design, and structures to reduce their carbon emissions.
Discover some of our recent projects
REMOURBAN City Demonstrator Project
REMOURBAN is a major Future Cities demonstrator project, supported by the EU Lighthouse project scheme.
EU H2020 Project: CIRC4Life
An international collaborative innovation project supported by the European Commission’s H2020 Circular Economy programme.
Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment Technologies (ISBET)
An internationally leading multidisciplinary engineering research group that helps to advance knowledge in the field of innovative and sustainable built environment technologies.
Sustainability in Enterprise
The Sustainability in Enterprise (SiE) programme provides practical support and funding to reduce the carbon emissions of eligible Nottingham small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Latest school sustainability news
Catch up with the latest sustainability news from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment below. Browse all of our news stories to discover more.
Green housing project involving NTU showcased at COP26
Research led by the School of ADBE showed that showed that a national programme of retrofitting housing stock with solid wall insulation, ground-source heat pumps and solar panels is urgently needed.
#NTUDI Product Design Student Showcase Spotlight: Jesse Tyrrell
Spotlight piece feature on BA (Hons) Product Design student Jesse Tyrrell.
NTU students selected for Engineers Without Borders Grand Finals
Four teams of students from Civil Engineering and Product Design courses at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have been selected to go through to the final stage of the national competition.
NTU students tackle barriers to recycling through crowd research
NTU students were invited to participate in a one-day crowd research workshop, exploring the effectiveness of current recycling methods across the University’s City Campus.