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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!

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?
energy efficienct mortgages, green building,

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.
BUS wellbeing survey,

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.
net zero emissions,

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.
embodied carbon, WorldGBC,

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.
ReFLEX Orkney project,

Orkney Council backs £28.5m ‘smart energy island’

Orkney Islands Council has backed the development of the £28.5m ReFLEX Orkney project which could maximise the potential for renewable energy generation in the area.
airdoor, waitrose,

Waitrose to launch ‘invisible door’ to tackle rising energy bills

Waitrose & Partners is to launch an ‘invisible door’ that has the potential to save retailers in the UK a combined £1.5bn per year by reducing their energy bills.
plastic recycling plant, Viridor,

Viridor to build ‘groundbreaking’ £65m plastic recycling plant

Viridor has announced a project which will harness the electricity created from non-recyclable waste at its £252m energy recovery facility at Avonmouth to power a new £65m plastic recycling plant.
global air conditioning, BSRIA,

BSRIA global air conditioning study reveals connectivity uptake

The recently published BSRIA market intelligence study on the global air conditioning (AC) market continued to show growth in 2018.
dragon energy island, swansea bay, modular homes,

Swansea Bay Energy Island proposes floating modular homes

New plans for a tidal lagoon and floating modular homes as part of a renewable energy development in Swansea Bay are financially viable, according to an independent report.
housing repairs, ENGIE contract

ENGIE to handle £25m repairs and maintenance contract

ENGIE has been awarded a 10 year contract worth £25m after a tender process which set a high benchmark for housing repairs and value for money.
cognitive biases, climate action, IES technology,

Overcoming the human ‘cognitive biases’ that prevent climate action

Dr Don McLean, IES founder and CEO, discusses how their new IES technology will make it possible to create a Digital Twin of any community to simulate its lifecycle and plan the right solutions, addressing a number of negative cognitive biases.

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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!