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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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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.
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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.
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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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Civic quarter network to lower Manchester’s carbon footprint

The Civic Quarter Heat Network will generate low-carbon heat and power for the city, helping Manchester to reach its ambitions to be carbon-neutral by 2038.
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Energy and buildings research facility to be built in Salford

A new £16m state-of-the-art energy and buildings research facility is to be built at the University of Salford as work commences on the Energy House 2.0 scheme.
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Going green: Time to think about distributed energy technology

Louis Burford, head of solution sales and optimisation at Centrica Business Solutions, explores the importance of onsite energy technology for developers and planners.
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Smart ways to transform a housebuild into an eco-home

With climate change on the minds of so many of the international community, the need for sustainable residential construction has never been greater. A few simple changes can help save the planet.
Carbon storage, construction,

How technology is turning carbon emissions into a useful resource

Adams Selfstore discusses carbon storage – and how technology is helping to transform carbon emissions into raw materials and fuel for the construction industry.
weather louvre,

BSRIA: What to consider when specifying a louvre

When it comes to the efficient operation of a building, even the seemingly small decisions can have a big consequence, for example, what elements do you need to consider when specifying a louvre?
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Green building sector releases report for energy efficient mortgages

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Europe network and partners have published a new report to support energy efficiency mortgages for Europe.
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Arup launches BUS wellbeing survey to track building design

Global engineering consultancy Arup has partnered with global wellness specialists Delos to address the growing issue of health and wellness in buildings.
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UK legislates for net zero emissions target by 2050

Legislation laid today (12 June) puts the UK on the path to become the first major economy to set net zero emissions target in law.
sustainable buildings,

Study reveals knowledge gap on value of sustainable buildings

Ramboll has launched its Sustainable Buildings Market Study (SBMS), revealing insights from architects, developers, contractors and investors across the UK and Scandinavia.
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WorldGBC to focus on embodied carbon across construction industry

The WorldGBC to is focus on end-to-end carbon emissions created across the building and construction industry for World Green Building Week.

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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!