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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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Geothermal housing: Nottingham takes major step into the future

The UK's largest geothermal housing developments, Collingham Park and Collingham Brook are at the cutting edge of green residential development.
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HM The Queen recognises Willmott Dixon’s sustainable developments

In the week where world leaders gathered for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York to discuss new ways for tackling global warming, Willmott Dixon held a special event to mark its own contribution to reducing greenhouse gases.
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Chetwoods Thrive appointed by Gazeley to deliver ‘Net Zero’ sustainability goals

Thrive, the sustainability division of architects Chetwoods, has been appointed by logistics developer Gazeley as its specialist environmental, social and governance (ESG) consultant.
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Gas power station approved in Abergelli

An application by Drax to build a gas power station in Abergelli to has been approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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Scottish Government launches £30m fund for low carbon heating

The Scottish Low Carbon Heat Funding Invitation has made £30m available to businesses and organisations for innovative solutions to heat buildings.
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UKGBC launches Climate Commitment Platform

Building on the momentum of the Global Climate Strike, the UKGBC has launched the Climate Commitment Platform.
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Specification offers holistic approach to retrofitting for thermal efficiency

A new specification championing a holistic approach to retrofitting is an important step in the battle to improve the thermal efficiency of Britain’s aged housing stock.
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Liverpool City Council approves new green wall

The innovative green wall, one of the largest outside of London, will stretch across the outside of the upper floor of St Johns Shopping Centre, visible from the pedestrianised areas around it and from Queens Square Bus Station.
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Liberty wins new gas servicing contracts worth £14m

Property services business Liberty has secured three new gas servicing contracts worth £14m in London, Wales and the Midlands.
HVAC,

Actis to take part in thermal efficiency conference

Architects, developers and surveyors will be given a chance to learn about the latest developments in the thermal, acoustic and HVAC sectors at a conference.
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Scottish Green claims Sturgeon’s green policy is a “cheap imitation”

Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government lacks the ambition, scale and courage required to tackle inequality and the climate emergency, the Scottish Green Party has said.
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Energy House 2.0: Supporting clean tech for the built environment

Professor Will Swan and Dr Richard Fitton discuss the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0, a state-of-the-art research facility that will test new technology to help speed up the development of better, more reliable products for the built environment.
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Acciona wins €400m Ness Energy Project in Scotland

Spanish renewable energy firm, Acciona is to construct and operate a waste-to-energy plant in Aberdeen, titled the Ness Energy Project.
Insulation, Future Homes, new build,

Making housing better in a warming world

Simon Storer looks at the thermal efficiency and positive benefits of polyisocyunurate (PIR) and PU insulation and how this essential product can help the UK’s housing stock adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.

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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!