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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!

Structural OSB panel, Passivhaus project,

Structural OSB panel facilitates energy efficient Passivhaus project

High-performance Max Fordham House has been completed to the highest energy saving standards with structural OSB panel, SMARTPLY PROPASSIV.
low carbon concrete, CarbonNeutral, Cemex

Cemex launches UK’s first low carbon concrete range

Cemex has launched the UK’s first ready-mixed concrete that is a CarbonNeutral® product, part of the Vertua® low carbon concrete range, which includes the option to offset residual CO2 and provide a CarbonNeutral product.
low carbon solutions,

Costain to deliver low carbon solutions to every client by 2023

Costain has launched a climate action plan to deliver low carbon solutions to every client by 2023 and to be net-zero by 2035.
energy from waste facility,

Vital Energi secures energy from waste facility near Burton upon Trent

Vital Energi has secured a major contract to deliver a new energy from waste facility near Burton Upon Trent which will add 18MWe of green energy to the grid.
Plan Zero, Mitie, net-zero carbon,

Mitie launches ‘Plan Zero’ to reach net-zero carbon by 2025

Mitie has launched its new ‘Plan Zero’ commitment, aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the UK government’s 2050 target.
sustainability strategy, sir robert mcalpine

Sir Robert McAlpine pledges new sustainability strategy

Sir Robert McAlpine have launched a new sustainability strategy for 2020-2024, setting a clear path to achieving net-zero carbon emissions, with social value delivered over its operations.
Energy Efficiency Framework,

68 firms secure place on £250m Energy Efficiency Framework

Procurement specialist Fusion21 has revealed the 68 successful suppliers for its £250m national Energy Efficiency Framework.
Smart energy grid, GreenSCIES,

Smart energy grid to create sustainable energy districts in the UK

A revolutionary low carbon smart energy grid called GreenSCIES has been launched in the UK to transform lives, homes and businesses into sustainable energy districts.
net-zero energy homes, fuel poverty,

Innovative net-zero energy homes to tackle fuel poverty in Exeter

A groundbreaking project to retrofit energy measures in existing properties to create net-zero energy homes is being piloted in Exeter.
energy partnership, Vattenfall

Vattenfall wins Midlothian Council energy partnership

Midlothian Council, which has declared a Climate Emergency, has appointed Vattenfall as the preferred bidder for its energy partnership.
Part L,

Part L proposals ‘don’t go far enough’ to meet climate targets, says RIBA

The proposed changes to Part L and Part F building regulations do not go far enough, as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) urges Government to embed embodied carbon targets.
Retrofitting existing buildings, net-zero carbon,

Retrofit of buildings crucial to meet net-zero targets, says research

Retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient is critical if the UK is to hit 2050 net-zero carbon targets, new research from WSP has revealed.
Thermal performance

Secondary glazing improves thermal performance at 11th-century hall

With the key issue being heat retention, Selectaglaze has recently upheld tradition at the Blue Mill while improving thermal performance throughout the Grade II* listed hall.
commercial buildings, AI,

AI system to determine energy efficiency of commercial buildings

A system which uses artificial intelligence to determine the energy and cost efficiency of commercial buildings is being developed by the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), engineering firm TerOpta and Costain.

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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!