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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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Energy efficiency policy should consider how buildings can lower emissions

Kevin Bohea, President of the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association (BRUFMA) examines the challenges ahead for energy efficiency policy
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Bonfield domestic energy efficiency review sets out 27 recommendations

Domestic energy efficiency upgrades should be backed by a quality mark to protect homeowners, says new review from BRE chief A review into domestic energy efficiency has revealed a raft of recommendations for the sector. The long anticipated Bonfield Review into green home improvements sets out 27 ideas that could...
traditional buildings

Guidance helps protect Scotland’s traditional buildings from climate change

New guidance has been published by Historic Environment Scotland, setting out how to safeguard Scotland’s traditional buildings from climate change
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Effective energy strategies should be lean, clean and green

Chris Hocknell, Technical Director, Eight Associates outlines how to evaluate energy strategies and what issues should be considered
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A complete electric heating and hot water solution

The Comet Electric Combi boiler provides a complete solution for domestic properties in need of electric heating and hot water.
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Carbon offsetting: Opportunities for local authorities in energy efficiency improvements

National Energy Foundation energy specialist, Jane Richardson Hawkes, says carbon offsetting can help local authorities fund energy efficiency improvements Carbon offsetting makes a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions and meeting nationally-determined targets. It also offers opportunities for local authorities to engage with their residents on issues such as climate...
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BSRIA launches guide to domestic building performance evaluation

BSRIA has released a new guide to domestic building performance evaluation, intended to improve energy efficiency and comfort in homes and residences
Electrical contracting

New report into electrical contracting highlights the future of the sector

A new report from the ECA, NICEIC and ELECSA has revealed the key issues that have an impact on the future of electrical contracting
District Heating Network

River Clyde District Heating Network plans move forward

Plans to use water from the River Clyde to heat homes and businesses have taken a step forward after the local authority agreed to secure funding for the scheme
retrofit

UK-GBC calls for retrofit focus in the Autumn Statement

Ahead of the Autumn Statement the UK Green Building Council is calling on the government to make retrofit an integral part of its plans
Achieving efficient energy use

The Assured Performance Process for energy use

The Assured Performance Process for efficient energy use reduces the performance risk and protects the reputation of developers and local authorities
construction materials

More needs to be done to recycle construction materials

The European Quality Association for Recycling has called for greater measures relating to the recycling of construction materials
starter home

“Coffee cup” starter home shortlisted for national building award

A starter home built using non-recyclable coffee cups has been put forward for a national building award…
cut emissions

Reports criticise government’s attempt to cut emissions

A series of reports from the Committee on Climate Change have warned the government is failing in its commitment to cut emissions and develop the UK’s heating policies…

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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!