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

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

Redeveloping Building Management Systems

Reducing energy consumption and improving thermal comfort with new BMS.

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

Providing affordable high-quality, low-carbon, lifetime, community-led housing.

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

Zero Carbon Village

Community ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030

North Somerset
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Eco Cathedral for Climate Resilient Somerset

Driving down the Cathedral footprint to reduce carbon emissions.

Somerset West and Taunton
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment

Karbon Homes

Lowering the carbon footprint of homes, whilst positively impacting the lives of customers.

County Durham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Thirteen Recycling Centre

Opening a waste management and ecology centre to reduce waste to landfill by 95%.

Darlington
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

ERDF Retrofit

Delivering an innovative housing retrofit project across the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Liverpool City Region Green Homes Grant Retrofit

Funding retrofits to reduce carbon emissions, make homes energy efficient and reduce fuel poverty.

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

Nottinghamshire Green Homes

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

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