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

Reading Zero Carbon Housing Developments

Ensuring big housing developments aim for zero carbon.

Reading
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment

East Sussex Warm Homes Check

Tackling fuel poverty with warm homes support for owners and renters.

Hastings
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

GMCA Smart Energy Plan

Boosting jobs, improving housing and lowering emissions through an integrated Smart Energy Plan.

Bolton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Targeted Climate Adaptation For The Most Vulnerable

Understanding where people are facing social deprivation and are most vulnerable to climate threats.

Dundee City
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

NE Derbyshire Energy Efficient Social Housing

Making council homes more energy efficient.

North East Derbyshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Warmer Privately-Rented Properties

Improving energy efficiency standards for rented properties.

Liverpool
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • 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

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

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Providing the skills and knowledge to help people address the biodiversity and climate crisis.

Powys
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Warmer Sussex

Providing a one-stop home retrofitting service to the people of Sussex.

Mid Sussex
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Design and Installation of Solar PV

Designing and installing renewable energy systems for homes, businesses, and the wider community.

Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Dŵr Uisce

Improving the efficiency of water supply, use and treatment in Wales and Ireland.

Gwynedd
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

One Brighton

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

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