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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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Low carbon heating for new homes in Scotland by 2024

New regulations in Scotland will be developed to ensure all new homes use renewable or low carbon heating and are more energy efficient.
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11 office buildings become first to accomplish net-zero carbon status

Offices across Manchester and Liverpool have been verified as net-zero carbon under the UK Green Building Council’s 2019 definition.
Part L building regulations,

Can Part L building regulations keep up with the sustainability agenda?

Phil Kelly, head of sustainability and building physics at Ramboll, discusses the challenge of staying ahead of the curve with sustainable building regulations, ahead of the Part L updates.
Historic building, green building,

Can an historic building be a green building?

Trident Building Consultancy takes a look at the green initiatives that can be adapted to benefit a historic building and its occupant.
tfl business plan

TfL releases business plan to keep London moving

Transport for London (TfL) has published its five-year Business Plan draft covering 2020/21 to 2024/25 to support sustainable growth in London.
carbon neutral by 2020,

Mott MacDonald pledge to become carbon neutral by 2020

Mott MacDonald’s aim is to drive down carbon emissions in the short, medium and long term, by implementing a set of policies and actions on carbon management.
royal warwick square, vital energi

Vital Energi secures £8.9m M&E contract for Royal Warwick Square

Vital Energi has been awarded a £8.9m contract to provide the complete mechanical and electrical (M&E) infrastructure at Royal Warwick Square.
net zero carbon buildings, cities targets climate

European cities and companies commit to net-zero buildings

Leading European cities including Helsinki, Finland and Valladolid and companies have pledged to slash carbon emissions from their buildings to net-zero.
energy use, digital solution, St Peter’s extension,

Siemens helps Hallé orchestra cut energy use by 35%

Siemens is helping the Hallé orchestra’s new £4.3m St Peter’s extension cut costs by integrating a digital solution to reduce energy use by 35%.
net-zero carbon buildings, design strategies,

Architects pledge net-zero carbon operational design strategies

Architects Perkins and Will, in partnership with Penoyre & Prasad, will offer net-zero carbon operational design strategies for new and retrofit buildings.
emission targets, Build2Perform

Build2Perform focuses on actions to meet UK emission targets

The opening day of Build2Perform Live featured practical actions to help the UK accelerate its progress to meeting its 2050 emission targets.
autonomous pickup truck, Australia

Amey to trial the world’s first autonomous pickup truck

Amey Australia’s regional autonomous trial has been unveiled which will see Amey operate the world’s first retrofitted autonomous pickup truck.
offshore wind sector, engie

ENGIE secures £20m contract in offshore wind energy market

ENGIE Fabricom has secured over £20m worth of business in offshore wind following a series of wins over the course of the past 12 months.
heating efficiency, Victorian house, Spacetherm WL

Spacetherm insulation to improve heating efficiency in Victorian house

The installation of Spacetherm WL insulation is set to improve the heating efficiency of a Victorian, three floor, semi-detached house in south east London.

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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!