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The objective and aims of the AECB is to facilitate environmentally responsible practices within building. Specifically the AECB aims to:- promote the use of products and materials which are safe, healthy and sustainable encourage members projects that respect, protect and enhance the environment make available comprehensive information and guidance about products, methods and projects support the interests and endeavours of members in achieving these aims

Keith & Sally Hall – Founders Keith and Sally founded  the association for environment conscious building in 1989 following their concern about the use of unsustainable tropical timber in the UK construction industry. They are committed to disseminating information on green building with particular emphasis on promoting eco building products. Keith’s publishing business, the Green Building Press, publishes Green Building magazine (formerly Building for a Future) and the Green Building Bible. Chris Baines – Honorary President Chris is an independent advisor to government ministers, local councils and to senior executives in the construction, water, housing and oil industries. He is » Read More

1989 AECB  – the Sustainable Building Association was founded by Keith and Sally Hall  as The Association of Environment Conscious Builders , with a quarterly newsletter sent to members. 1990 The name was changed to The Association for Environment Conscious Building to reflect more accurately the diverse membership. Subscription rates were introduced and the first issue of the AECB’s Products and Services Directory was published. 1991 The first issue of ‘Building for a Future’ in magazine format was produced. 1992 The Greener Building products and services directory, written by Keith Hall and Peter Warm, was published. It was launched by » Read More

About the AECB

The AECB is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building.

AECB, The Association for Environment Conscious Building, is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building. The AECB was established in 1989 to increase awareness within the construction industry of the need to respect the environment. The AECB is run by its members and is an independent, not for profit organisation. We promote excellence in design and construction, rather than gimmicks and green accounting tricks. The AECB’s standards and advice are » Read More

Featured AECB Items

Low energy buildings

Low energy buildings

Low Energy Buildings Database : a unique source of real-world information about building energy performance. Information on over 100 buildings and rising, presented in a » Read More

2014 AECB Conference – 11th and 12th July at Wills Hall, University of Bristol

2014 AECB Conference – 11th and 12th July at Wills Hall, University of Bristol

This year’s AECB conference will be held on 11th and 12th July 2014.  The conference will take place at Wills Hall, the oldest and most » Read More

Local Groups & Events

Local Groups & Events

The AECB has a network of Local Groups across the whole country, providing an opportunity to meet with both AECB members and interested non-members in » Read More

CarbonLite Training

CarbonLite Training

Guiding you through becoming a certified Passivhaus designer and giving you the confidence to tackle UK Passivhaus projects This course is aimed principally at building » Read More

Latest News from the AECB

Sustainable architecture news, articles and opinion from the AECB team and expert contributors

Soapbox Article from Gary Newman: “Stop Dragging your Feet on a Materials Standard”

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April 3, 2014

With the short lives of some of our commercial buildings,  embodied emissions may make up more than half of their total lifetime impact.  Yet government has turned its face away from a sustainable materials standard, and industry are dragging their feet quite unnecessarily, argues AECB member » Read More

AECB Annual Conference and AGM: Wills Hall, University of Bristol – 11th and 12th July 2014


April 1, 2014

  With most of the workshops now confirmed, this year’s event looks like being a really good one.  The major themes are retrofit and working with timber, with lots of up to date and inspiring information about Bristol initiatives.   Trip to Ashley Vale Community » Read More

Omnisense Remote Monitoring System


April 1, 2014

The AECB has negotiated an ongoing rate of benefit to members and can offer the Omnisense remote monitoring system at significantly preferential terms to AECB members for projects that would benefit from environmental condition monitoring.  The Omnisense system is a web-based remote monitoring system for » Read More

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