Built Environment

Energy efficiency measures, cooling and ventilation, space heating, water heating, district heating system, sustainable design and construction, passive solar design, compact development, built environment more generally (e.g. street lights, parking) and more...

Your latest built environment stories

One Brighton

Creating a sustainable commercial development using the One Planet Living ® framework.

Brighton and Hove
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment

Suffolk Community Advice Service

Providing communities with support and advice to help them to save energy.

Babergh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Perth & Kinross Council Re-developing of Building Management Systems (BMS)

Perth And Kinross Council are ambitious and appreciate the importance of setting challenging targets

Perth and Kinross
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment

Quebec Park

Developing an exemplar sustainable mixed-use community.

East Hampshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Dinton Activity Centre

Demonstrating the potential of retrofitting and renewables towards operational carbon neutrality.

Wokingham
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment

RCVDA Social Community Housing

To provide affordable high-quality, low-carbon, lifetime, community-led housing

Redcar and Cleveland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

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.

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Nottinghamshire Green Homes

Retrofitting homes to tackle fuel poverty, increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Derby University Sustainable Urban Transition

Reimagining Derby's future cityscape with digital twins and of augmented reality.

Derby
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

NEE One Voice

Working collaboratively to ensure we deliver on decarbonising the region’s­ built environment.

County Durham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Investing In Nottinghamshire

Transforming the way we work and delivering economic regeneration through our assets.

Bassetlaw
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Top Wighay Sustainable Urban Extension

Developing flowing Future Home Standards and BREEAM Excellent models.

Gedling
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment

Native Architects

Creating an exemplar low carbon office space by employing One Planet Living principles.

York
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Clean Air Crew

Providing a fun and interactive educational website to teach school children about air pollution.

Halton
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

RE:FIT Bedford

Retrofitting buildings with energy efficiency measures to cut running costs and carbon emissions.

Bedford
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Titanic Belfast

Reducing carbon with Judith Owens from Titanic Belfast on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Belfast
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Salford Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

Decarbonising key public sector buildings through a Greater Manchester-wide scheme.

Salford
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

North West LAD2

Embedding a social value target into the Local Authority Delivery 2 housing retrofit programme.

Knowsley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Net-Zero Buckinghamshire

Helping local businesses to embrace sustainability.

Buckinghamshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance
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