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It is thought that in the UK, buildings account for around 50% of the total energy consumed.
The energy consumed by a building throughout its life comprises:
  • Initial embodied energy. The energy consumed to create the building, including; extraction, processing and manufacture, transportation and assembly.
  • Recurring embodied energy. That is the energy consumed in refurbishing and maintaining the building during its life.
  • Operational energy. The energy consumed in heating, cooling, lighting and powering appliances in the building.
  • Demolition energy: The energy consumed in the disposal of the building.
With sustainable construction firmly on the agenda, we've got a range of articles surrounding Energy News, which put the built environments energy woes under the spotlight. Check out all of our Energy News features now!

gas servicing contracts, Liberty,

Liberty wins new gas servicing contracts worth £14m

Property services business Liberty has secured three new gas servicing contracts worth £14m in London, Wales and the Midlands.
HVAC,

Actis to take part in thermal efficiency conference

Architects, developers and surveyors will be given a chance to learn about the latest developments in the thermal, acoustic and HVAC sectors at a conference.
Green New Deal, Nicola Sturgeon,

Scottish Green claims Sturgeon’s green policy is a “cheap imitation”

Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government lacks the ambition, scale and courage required to tackle inequality and the climate emergency, the Scottish Green Party has said.
Energy House 2.0, built environment, Salford Energy House

Energy House 2.0: Supporting clean tech for the built environment

Professor Will Swan and Dr Richard Fitton discuss the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0, a state-of-the-art research facility that will test new technology to help speed up the development of better, more reliable products for the built environment.
Ness Energy Project, Acciona,

Acciona wins €400m Ness Energy Project in Scotland

Spanish renewable energy firm, Acciona is to construct and operate a waste-to-energy plant in Aberdeen, titled the Ness Energy Project.
Insulation, Future Homes, new build,

Making housing better in a warming world

Simon Storer looks at the thermal efficiency and positive benefits of polyisocyunurate (PIR) and PU insulation and how this essential product can help the UK’s housing stock adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.
SAP 10, Build Aviator,

SAP 10 is coming – Are you ready?

Build Aviator provides 8 key points of SAP version 10 that you should be aware of...
Secondary glazing, selectaglaze, energy,

Improving thermal performance with secondary glazing

Secondary glazing can significantly boost thermal efficiency in listed buildings.
air conditioning

BSRIA US air conditioning market grows to $23bn

The value of US market for packaged air conditioning solutions rose by more than 14% in 2018 to reach $20.4bn, confirmed by BSRIA’s new study.
Building services, Architecture, energy assessor,

Value engineering: The key to sustainable cities

Architecture and building services need to operate as integrated systems if cost-effective, low-carbon buildings are to be realised. Richard Tibenham of Greenlite Energy Assessors looks into how this can be achieved.
Greener construction,

Five ways to a greener construction site

Sam Tracey discusses five eco-conscious ways to lower the construction sectors carbon footprint and make a greener construction site.
planning policy, smart energy, net zero carbon,

Planning must include ‘smart energy’ to meet net zero carbon, says RTPI

Smart energy needs to be incorporated into the national planning policy to support a smooth transition to a net-zero carbon future, says the RTPI.
energy efficiency, BEIS,

Report urges government to improve energy efficiency of buildings

A new report has stated that improving the energy efficiency of buildings will be vital to meeting climate change obligations, eradicating fuel poverty and lowering home energy bills.
Green energy, Interserve, Margam

Interserve hands over Margam Green Energy Plant

Interserve and its project partner Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (Vølund), have handed over the Margam biomass energy plant to Margam Green Energy Ltd.

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It is thought that in the UK, buildings account for around 50% of the total energy consumed.

The energy consumed by a building throughout its life comprises:

  • Initial embodied energy. The energy consumed to create the building, including; extraction, processing and manufacture, transportation and assembly.
  • Recurring embodied energy. That is the energy consumed in refurbishing and maintaining the building during its life.
  • Operational energy. The energy consumed in heating, cooling, lighting and powering appliances in the building.
  • Demolition energy: The energy consumed in the disposal of the building.

With sustainable construction firmly on the agenda, we’ve got a range of articles surrounding Energy News, which put the built environments energy woes under the spotlight. Check out all of our Energy News features now!