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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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Study: ‘Over-design’ of UK buildings driving energy consumption

Heating, cooling and electrical systems regularly designed with up to 50% more electrical capacity than they will ever need, according to a study led by Ramboll.
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UKGB unveils framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050.
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Cadent announces expansion of innovative ‘gas-bots’

Gas distribution network Cadent has announced a major expansion of its robotics scheme across North London.
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Energiesprong targets net zero energy for apartments in Europe

After a successful start bringing the Dutch Energiesprong to Europe, the next three years aims to make net-zero energy suitable for apartment buildings across North West Europe.
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Sweden to construct ‘world’s first electric road’

The Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, has announced the team set to construct the world’s ‘first electric road’.
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Report shows London’s rise up the green roof league table

London’s Deputy Mayor for the Environment will launch a report revealing London’s relentless rise up the green roof league table.
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Orkney £28.5m energy system to create ‘smart energy island’

The ReFLEX Orkney £28.5m project has been launched to digitally link local electricity, transport, and heat networks into one controllable energy system.

Should new builds be banned from connecting to the gas grid?

Paul Steen, Energy specialist at Ramboll, shares his thoughts on the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change that suggests new homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid.
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BSRIA: Europe set for rapid growth in smart connected HVAC

Europe is seeing rapid growth in the market for Smart Connected HVAC, according to BSRIA which estimates the total market for Smart Connected HVAC in Europe to be worth almost €200m.
HS2, heating, new homes,

Heat from HS2 trains could provide energy for new homes

Engineers developing the HS2 hub at Old Oak Common in North West London are proposing plans to tap heat from trains to heat up to 500 new homes.

BREEAM introduces new pre-approval process

BREEAM has introduced a new pre-approval process for its schemes, this new process enables a general sustainability specification that is applicable to multiple projects to be evaluated by BRE Global.
3D mobile

How 3D tech is mapping the future of eco-home innovation

As planning and building teams seek to improve efficiencies and cut costs on projects, Sven Van Duffelen, from 3D mobile mapping and monitoring specialist GeoSLAM, looks at how technology is enabling a growing number of developers to prioritise energy efficiency in new housing developments According to the Home Builders Federation,...
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BRE reveals winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2019 at a gala event held last night (4 March) at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.
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Innovative housing in Wales gets £35m boost

Welsh Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James is to announce £35m of funding for innovative housing projects in Wales this year.

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Energy News

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!