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

Kensa Contracting Heat Pumps

Reducing carbon emissions and increasing access to affordable heating in Croydon.

Croydon
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Greenleaf Road Eco Show Home

Retrofitting a typical Victorian terrace to highlight the potential of energy-efficient technology.

Waltham Forest
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Sustainable Eco-Kitchens

Providing regenerative kitchen solutions that are low-toxicity and reduce carbon.

Oxford
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Fiera Real Estate Carbon Removal

Building our journey to net-zero carbon through commitment, collaboration and communication.

City of London
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Dacorum Borough Council

Reducing carbon with Melanie Parr on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dacorum
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Newbury College Renewables Centre

Reducing carbon with Iain Wolloff from Newbury College on the Zero Carbon Tour.

West Berkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Energiesprong

Retrofitting housing to reduce fuel poverty and meet our climate change responsibilities.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Net Zero Neighbourhoods

Demonstrating street-by-street retrofit across housing tenures and neighbourhood regeneration.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Bunhill Energy Centre

Using waste heat from London’s Tube network to provide lower cost, greener heat to Islington.

Islington
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Passive House Erne Campus

Demonstrating best practice in the built environment with the Passive House Premium standard.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Springfield Meadows

Building an exemplar project of 25 climate-positive homes.

Vale of White Horse
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

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
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