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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!

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How can construction tackle the overheating challenge?

Chris Stanley, housing manager at the Concrete Block Association (CBA), explores the need to improve resilience to overheating, from the building materials used to the way our structures are designed.
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£70m boost for the sustainable development of Scotland

Crown Estate Scotland has published its three-year plan setting out how it will manage sea, land and coastline for the sustainable development of Scotland’s communities and businesses.
HVP industry, climate change,

Climate change and the HVP industry

NSUSL examines the difficulties the HVP industry faces in adapting to new technology and climate change.
social rent, affordable homes

One Manchester and council to deliver low-carbon affordable homes

One Manchester and Manchester City Council will deliver 139 new affordable homes using Passivhaus techniques to lower the carbon footprint.
Hinkley Point C,

Hinkley Point C reduces workforce to 2,000

Hinkley Point C has announced that it will reduce the number of workers by more than half to around 2,000 in the next few days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
use of hydrogen,

Arup to assess potential use of hydrogen with Scottish Government

Arup has been appointed by the Scottish Government to commence an assessment of the potential to use hydrogen within the Scottish energy system.
Digital Energy Efficiency Platform, SMEs,

Digital Energy Efficiency Platform to improve SMEs energy efficiency

arbnco has secured a £641,000 contract to provide a prototype of its Digital Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP) to improve energy efficiency across the UK’s 5.9m SMEs.

LABC and industry experts welcome Actis SAP training course

Developers, surveyors, architects, building control heads and energy surveyors across the South West have been the first to enjoy a training course on changes to SAP, devised by insulation specialist Actis.
nuclear power plants,

EDF to design state-of-the-art nuclear power plants

The EDF Group (EDF) will use Ansys to design state-of-the-art nuclear power plants and deliver nuclear energy efficiency.
Electric forecourt,

Construction begins on ‘UK’s first’ vehicle charging station in Essex

The first of a nationwide network of over 100 ‘electric forecourts’ is now under construction to deliver fast, low-cost vehicle charging.

Water industry plans to reach net-zero carbon by 2030

Plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the water industry over the next decade took a significant step forward, two international consultancies – Ricardo and Mott MacDonald – will set out how it can be achieved.
Energy centre, London underground

New energy centre uses waste from London Tube to heat homes

Waste heat from the London Underground network is now capable of providing heating and hot water to more than 1,350 homes, a school and two leisure centres in Islington thanks to a pioneering energy centre that opened today (5 March 2020).

Kier tops out at UK’s first passivhaus care home

The main structure of the St Loyes extra care home scheme is now complete for the £9.8m development that will be the first passivhaus standard care home in the country.
zero carbon, open letter, carbon,

Council leaders call for freedom on zero carbon homes targets

Council leaders and Mayors from different political parties are calling on the government to abandon proposed restrictions on their ability to cut carbon emissions from housebuilding.

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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!