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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!

net-zero standards,

Study reveals building to net-zero standards doesn’t cost a fortune

Building to net-zero standards by 2025 doesn’t have to cost a fortune and is likely to be offset by enhanced value, according to a new report by the UKGBC.
band B EPC rating, Actis Hybrid,

Actis Hybrid achieves band B EPC rating in Ashford flats

Actis Hybrid has enabled the Victorian vicarage which has been converted into flats for homeless people in Kent to achieve band B EPC rating.
green recovery, scotland,

£1.6bn to fund Scotland’s green recovery

Nearly £1.6bn of funding will directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty as part of plans to drive Scotland’s green recovery.
Peckham housing, low carbon homes,

ENGIE to redevelop Peckham garage site into low carbon homes

ENGIE has been appointed by Southwark Council to regenerate a former garage site in Peckham, into 23 new low carbon homes for social rent.

Bristol leads the way to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Carbon emissions produced by Bristol City Council have dropped by nearly 80% since 2005, putting their buildings and transport services on track for being a carbon-neutral organisation by 2025.
Efficient street lighting

VolkerHighways wins £9m energy efficient street lighting project

VolkerHighways has been awarded a £9m street lighting contract with Medway Council to install thousands of energy efficient lights across Medway.
FLATLINE, Demand Side Response, The Mill

UK’s largest intelligently-managed energy homes trial begins

The FLATLINE project aims to demonstrate a demand-side approach to energy management at a domestic level, has reached a major milestone as residents move into three pilot homes at The Mill site in Cardiff.
heating system,

Smart heating controls: How to ensure you are protected

Pete Mills, technical operations manager for Bosch Commercial & Industrial, explains what to look out for when choosing a smart heating system control.
plastic to hydrogen,

UK’s first plastic to hydrogen facility moves forward

The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase has been finalised on the UK’s first waste plastic to hydrogen facility in Cheshire.
International Climate Finance, greenhouse gas emissions

Global greenhouse gas emissions dramatically reduced

31 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced globally in the last nine years as a result of UK intervention, according to new climate finance data published today (19 August).
Optimised Retrofit Programme,

£9.5m retrofit scheme to reduce Wales’ housing carbon footprint

Wales has launched a new £9.5m programme to reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing, make energy bills more manageable and provide new job opportunities.
battery gigaplant,

NG Bailey to build UK’s first battery gigaplant

Britishvolt has appointed NG Bailey to build the UK’s first battery gigaplant, which will produce lithium-ion battery technology for the automotive and renewable energy sectors.
office services,

Amey appoints suppliers for sustainable office services 

Amey has appointed Office Depot and Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C., to provide sustainable office products and services across the business
Green Homes Grants, tradespeople,

Government urges tradespeople to sign up for Green Homes Grants scheme

Business secretary Alok Sharma has urged tradespeople to sign up to the government’s new Green Homes Grants scheme.

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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!