Built Environment

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Your latest built environment stories

Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester Public Sector Estate

Providing GM's public sector with a decarbonisation plan and toolkit to target carbon neutral 2038.

Bolton
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Cornwall Council Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator

Accelerating the decarbonisation of Cornwall Council's social housing.

Cornwall
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

BedZED

Creating the UK’s first large-scale sustainable community.

Sutton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Transport

Project Drawdown

Reducing carbon emissions from anaesthetic gases.

Bridgend
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment

Delivering Net Zero

Helping social landlords to build new affordable zero carbon homes.

UK
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Solcer House: Affordable Energy Positive Housing

Providing a template for affordable energy positive housing.

Bridgend
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Think big locally

Why Built Environment?

Carbon emissions from the energy use in our buildings account for over one-fifth of the annual total in the UK. Being economical and efficient with our energy is one of the quickest actions we can take to turn things around. From the raw materials and energy consumed in construction, to changing people’s habits through better design of buildings, the opportunity is to reimagine our built environment and how we build it – so that more of our buildings help us conserve more of our resources. We shape our buildings, and then our buildings shape us.

Blue Green City Of The Future

The Living With Water partnership is working with the people of Hull to protect the city and wider area from flooding, putting resilience and community regeneration at the heart of everything they do.

All built environment initiatives

Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester Public Sector Estate

Providing GM's public sector with a decarbonisation plan and toolkit to target carbon neutral 2038.

Bolton
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Cornwall Council Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator

Accelerating the decarbonisation of Cornwall Council's social housing.

Cornwall
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

BedZED

Creating the UK’s first large-scale sustainable community.

Sutton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Transport

Project Drawdown

Reducing carbon emissions from anaesthetic gases.

Bridgend
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment

Delivering Net Zero

Helping social landlords to build new affordable zero carbon homes.

UK
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Solcer House: Affordable Energy Positive Housing

Providing a template for affordable energy positive housing.

Bridgend
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

City of York Passivhaus Homes

Building Passivhaus homes, with properties warmed and powered without generating carbon emissions.

York
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Our Health Meadow

Designing and developing a flagship therapeutic healthcare facility with the community.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Climania - the Climate Action Board Game

Educating, engaging and advocating for built environment climate adaptation and mitigation.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Engaging our communities to improve their carbon footprint

Engaging and empowering the community to improve the carbon footprint of the borough

Cheshire East
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Net Zero Carbon Toolkit

Helping new and existing buildings reach net zero.

West Oxfordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Crawley Council Net-Zero Retrofit

Installing bespoke retrofit solutions to achieve net-zero performance in Crawley Homes properties.

Crawley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
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