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

Rushcliffe Oaks Crematorium

Providing an environmentally friendly, contemporary space to remember loved ones and celebrate life.

Rushcliffe
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Lord Street External Wall Insulation

Reducing carbon emissions and heating bills through retrofitting external wall insulation.

Mansfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Eckington Leisure Centre Retrofit

Investing in the Council's ageing leisure facilities to create a sustainable community space.

North East Derbyshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Hwb y Gors

Zero Carbon Arts, Education & Enterprise Centre

Neath Port Talbot
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy

Energy mapping and master-planning for a Worcestershire village community.

Wychavon
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

HANDIHEAT

Demonstrating how housing will prepare for the energy transition with sustainable solutions.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • 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.

All built environment initiatives

REACH Homes

Building low impact homes from recycled materials.

Sheffield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival

Inspiring ideas for more sustainable homes, communities and businesses.

Eden
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

LILAC – Low Impact Living Affordable Community

Changing our broken housing system to make it fairer and provide more security.

Leeds
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

Norwich
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
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