Welcome to the Get Sust! archive

Get Sust! delivered sustainable construction news to students, academics and professionals from 2003 to 2015.

In February 2015 the site owner and author, Melanie Thompson, decided that the newsletter in its existing format had reached its use-by date. Since then, the site has been only rarely updated.

The articles that you can find on this site may still be relevant today, although any links to external sites may now be out of date.

Please feel free to browse.

The Get Sust! timeline

  • 2003Get Sust! began as an email newsletter circulated to about 30 hand-picked academics and practitioners who were interested in sustainable construction. They were encouraged to share the newsletter with colleagues and students.
  • 2004–2010 – The free email newsletter provided research news, reviews and job opportunities direct to the desk-tops of built environment students, researchers and professionals across the UK. At its height, the newsletter circulation reached around 2000 recipients.
  • 2011 – Get Sust! joined NBS to provide a regular stream of research news and feature articles, covering all aspects of the built environment – architecture, design, building services, landscape, planning, policy – for the NBS Sustainability bulletin and website.
  • 2015 – Following changes at NBS and changing work priorities for the author, publication of the newsletter and articles ceased.
  • 2018 – In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the old Get Sust! mailing list has been deleted and the website is now an archive of all the published articles and newsletters.

Get Sust! is on Twitter

Melanie Thompson is still writing and editing materials that relate to all the topics covered by Get Sust! She tweets as Get Sust! and is happy to do her bit to further the important causes of energy efficiency and sustainable development by sharing relevant news and job/course opportunities. Please do keep in touch. Get Sust #2 may one day return.  Click here to follow @Get_Sust.

About the author

Melanie Thompson is a freelance writer and editor. Learn more:


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