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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!

recycling facilities,

Taylor Woodrow wins £100m recycling facility contract

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has appointed Taylor Woodrow to build flagship recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark.
Plan Zero City, mitie

Mitie launches ‘Plan Zero City’ landscaping service

Mitie has launched a Plan Zero City landscaping service designed to deliver sustainable services for customers with net-zero carbon ambitions, helping reduce emissions in high-pollution areas.
stable salt reactor

Jacobs to deliver new type of nuclear power reactor

Moltex Energy has selected Jacobs to support their development of a new type of nuclear power plant – the Stable Salt Reactor.
solar energy scheme,

Mace secures West Berkshire solar energy scheme

Mace has been chosen by West Berkshire Council to deliver project management services for a solar energy scheme in the region.
net-zero carbon building

Landsec to develop ‘UK’s first’ net-zero carbon commercial building

Landsec is progressing plans for the Forge office development, which aims to be the UK's first net-zero carbon commercial building.
net-zero carbon office

Green light for net-zero carbon office in Vauxhall

Planning permission has been granted to FCBStudios and Bywater Properties for a six-storey net-zero carbon office development in Vauxhall.
fabric first, performance gap,

A fabric first approach to bridge the performance gap

A fabric first mindset is needed to help close the building performance gap and create thermally efficient homes, says Simon Blackham, technical manager at Recticel Insultation.
property retrofit, green recovery

Green recovery makes way for property retrofits

The governments green recovery plans from Covid-19 will lead to a surge in residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to Trustmark.

Consultation for low carbon economy launched

A new industry-wide consultation has been launched with the aim to ensure the UK has the skills for delivering a low carbon economy in the coming years.
membrane composite,

Wraptherm meets building regulation approval

Wall membrane composite, Wraptherm has been awarded certification from both LABC and LABSS confirming that the product meets building regulation approval in England, Wales and Scotland.
Energy Recovery Facility,

NLWA announces job-creating green infrastructure in Edmonton

NLWA has launched the hunt for bidders to build the new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), which will divert up to 700,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year.
Timber frame, Structural Timber Association,

Seize the opportunity to decarbonise UK construction

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, considers our ability to decarbonise the UK construction industry.
Sizewell C

Industry urges government to give Sizewell C the go-ahead

Thirty-two companies and organisations, including some of the UK’s biggest firms supporting clean energy, have come together to urge the Government to give the major infrastructure project the green light.
Building services, Engineering, sustainability,

Engineers encouraged to have more imput on sustainable buildings

The CIBSE has released its updated guide on sustainability, empowering engineers to influence the work done and decisions made on building projects, to lead to more sustainable outcomes.

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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!