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

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

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

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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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

Core 364

Reducing carbon emissions through a pioneering climate change retrofit project in Sunderland.

Sunderland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Staffordshire Business Environmental Network

Supporting businesses to achieve long-term sustainability.

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

Staffordshire University Nursery and Forest School

Providing a sustainable place of early years learning connected to nature.

Stoke-on-Trent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Wixford Village Hall

Funding the upgrade of a dilapidated village hall.

Stratford-on-Avon
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Finance

KSCA Zero Carbon Project

Reducing carbon emissions from a community building.

South Staffordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Humberston Eco Conservation Centre

Demonstrating and showcasing renewable energy technologies.

East Lindsey
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Active Building Demonstrators

Testing and evaluating the Active Building concept.

Neath Port Talbot
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Transport

Dorset Greener Homes

Showcasing solutions to low carbon living with help from householders.

Dorset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy
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