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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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CCC report says UK homes unfit for climate change challenges

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the Government to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Green technology in construction

Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive.
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Building with nature in mind

Eco homes are becoming increasingly fashionable as a new generation of house builders grow more environmentally conscious, realising the financial benefits of choosing greener options when it comes to deciding how to live their lives.
2019 winners

2019 Winners: Building Performance Awards

CIBSE Building Performance Awards saw an all-electric home that produces two-times more energy than it consumes win the Project of the Year.
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Energy and utilities sector launches inclusion commitment

Leaders from 32 of the UK’s top energy and utilities employers have launched a sector-wide Inclusion Commitment, to attract more diverse talent into the industry.
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Bristol strikes first commercial heat network connection

Bristol City Council has agreed its first ever commercial connection to the Bristol Heat Network, which will provide low carbon heat to 375 new homes.
Dunbar renewable energy,

Dunbar renewable energy plant project handed over

Interserve and Babcock & Wilcox announce they have handed over the Dunbar renewable energy plant project to Viridor Enviroscot.
Royal Warwick Square, energy solution,

Vital Energi secures £3.8m Royal Warwick Square project

Berkeley Group has awarded the Royal Warwick Square project to Vital Energi, to deliver an extension of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure installation for the £3.8m energy solution.
Passivhaus, performance gap, soft landings,

Passivhaus as a living case study

The George Davies Centre at University of Leicester – the largest non-residential Passivhaus building in the UK – has continued to scoop awards for its size and complexity.
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Nottingham set for UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes

Nottingham City Council has secured over £5m to roll out its Energiesprong, ultra-low energy homes pilot, which will include improvements to over 150 Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) properties.
water source heat pump, Queen's Quay,

Queen’s Quay set for Scotland’s first large-scale water source heat pump

The £250m Queen’s Quay regeneration project in Clydebank is set to be the site of one of the UK’s most exciting energy projects, creating Scotland’s first of its kind large-scale water source heat pump scheme.
smart electric central heating system,

Zero carbon home project to transform how we heat our homes

OVO and Sunamp’s Zero Carbon Home project has secured £1.6m in Government funding to develop a commercially viable smart electric central heating system.
District energy scheme,

ENGIE signs partnership to develop district energy scheme

ENGIE has entered into a pioneering Joint Venture with Newcastle City Council (NCC) to develop and operate district energy schemes within the city over a 40-year term.
eco-friendly housing

Top types of eco-friendly housing that help cut your carbon footprints

Recent research by Roof Stores has outlined eco-house designs to help property buyers find their next eco-friendly housing while reducing their carbon footprint.

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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!