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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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Scottish government pledges £5.5m for renewables projects

The Scottish Government has made an additional £5.5m available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following Covid-19.
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Industry experts collaborate to develop record-tall wind turbines

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim are set to join forces to co-develop wind turbines with optimised 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.

Mitie launches zero carbon service to drive green recovery

The Zero Carbon for Zero Cost service builds on Mitie’s own Plan Zero commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2025, 15 years ahead of the UK Government’s target.
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RSK to prepare climate impact assessment for RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has appointed RSK Environment Ltd to prepare a Climate Impact Assessment for the institute.
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Bilfinger wins £350m pipework contract for Hinkley Point

Bilfinger has won two new contracts worth £350m to deliver the design, procurement, supplier management, fabrication and construction of pipework and equipment for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
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Reflective membrane delivers thermal efficiency for social housing scheme

Protect Membrane's reflective membrane solution delivered thermal efficiency for a large new build social housing development in Gorton, Greater Manchester.
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Kier Highways successfully recertified for Carbon Trust Standard

Kier Highways has been recertified for the Carbon Trust Standard for the third time, the Trust recognises organisations that follow best practice in measuring, managing and reducing their environmental impact.
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Authorities work on home retrofit as calls for ‘green recovery’ mount

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has marked a new phase of its Accelerator Cities project, which brings together local and combined authorities and stakeholders to drive action to 'upgrade our draughty, energy-hungry housing stock'.
Pledge to Net Zero

‘Pledge to Net Zero’ reopens on World Environment Day

This Friday (5 June) is World Environment Day and to celebrate the signatory window for the Pledge to Net Zero initiative has reopened.
office space,

A greener future for the post Covid-19 office space

Lockdown and a rise in remote working have encouraged debate around the sustainability of the office space as workers start to head back to work.
Hinkley Point C, second reactor

Hinkley Point C project achieves major milestone on schedule

The 49,000-tonne base for the second reactor at Hinkley Point C has been completed on schedule, despite working with a reduced workforce.
Sizewell C nuclear power station

Sizewell C nuclear power station plans submitted

The planning application to build Sizewell C, the new nuclear power station in Suffolk, has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
J3 development, net-zero carbon,

J3 development outlines net-zero carbon ambition

Plans for the proposed J3 development north of the M54 reveal £40m worth of investment in making the new community net-zero carbon once completed.
Building envelope, energy efficiency,

Energy conundrum: Securing futures through the building envelope

As the pressure mounts on the construction industry to achieve zero-carbon buildings, Vincent Matthews, head of UK marketing at SFS, explores how the building envelope can help to reduce energy usage and enhance a building’s lifespan.

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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!