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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!

Climate Emergency Design Guide,

AEC experts launch Climate Emergency Design Guide

Leading architects, engineers and building professionals have joined forces to launch the ‘Climate Emergency Design Guide’, providing a blueprint on how the construction industry can tackle the climate emergency.
WM2041 report, Climate emergency,

WMCA urges residents and businesses to speak out on climate change

The West Midlands Combined Authority is urging local residents and businesses to have their say on what they feel should be done to combat the climate emergency.
Ebbsfleet green,

Ebbsfleet’s carbon-reducing housing scheme gets the green light

Plans for 133 homes at Ebbsfleet Green have received approval by Ebbsfleet’s planning committee, including 37 affordable rented and 14 shared ownership homes including five wheelchair accessible homes.
Fuel prices, energy efficiency,

Cheap fuel is the enemy of energy efficiency

Richard Tibenham of Greenlite Building Physics makes the case for higher fuel prices in an age of climate emergency.
Smar

This is Gravity to deliver new ‘smart campus’

This is Gravity ltd has appointed JLL as the sole agent for its smart campus, Gravity, which is currently under development, located in the south-west of England.
climate action strategy, RTPI

RTPI puts climate action first in new corporate strategy

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a new corporate strategy putting climate action at the heart of all its activities over the next 10 years.
Part L regulations,

Actis welcomes government’s revised Part L regulations

A proposal to include build quality guidance notes in revised Part L regulations, anticipated to come into effect later this year, has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis.
External Wall Insulation,

Using External Wall Insulation to improve thermal performance

Simon Lloyd, technical project manager at Kiwa Building Products, discusses everything you need to know about External Wall Insulation (EWI).

ENGIE launches new district energy centre in Newcastle

A new district energy centre has been launched by ENGIE UK, in partnership with Newcastle City Council, boosting Newcastle’s commitment to tackling climate change.
homeless people in Ashford,

£1m homeless sanctuary in Ashford insulated with Actis Hybrid

A former vicarage which is being converted into temporary accommodation for homeless people in Ashford, Kent, is being insulated with Actis Hybrid products.
net zero carbon, office sector, UK Green Building Council,

UKGBC: Office sector must reduce energy by 60% for net-zero carbon

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published the energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net-zero carbon.
Passivhaus, timber construction, University Challenge,

University Challenge 2020: The next generation of timber construction

In this article, TRADA looks at why the Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street represents a big step forward for Passivhaus – and looks at the 2020 University Challenge.
Zero waste and carbon, Wates, Environmental targets

Wates commits to zero waste and carbon by 2025

The Wates Group has today committed to zero waste and carbon from its operations by 2025, well ahead of the government’s own environmental targets.
Building Regulations, fabric first,

Actis and STA respond to initial consultation on Future Homes Standard

Insulation specialist Actis has been working with the Structural Timber Association (STA) on its response to the government's revised Part L and F Building Regulations.

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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!