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

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

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

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
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