The AECB (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, students, educators, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building. We pride ourselves on our independence, relevance and practicality.

Why become an AECB Member?

Read how we help people just like you

Architects / Designers / Consultants

Promote your services, access cutting edge training and keep up to speed with the latest research
Keep up to date with the tools and knowledge to design and certify low energy buildings through a unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities as well as receiving help with marketing your business.

Builders

Skill up your business for sustainable construction projects and access networking opportunities
Discover the latest tools and knowledge to support tenders and construction of Passivhaus and low energy buildings through our unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities. Access help with marketing your business to environment conscious clients and our network of sustainable building organisations and professionals.

Manufacturer/Supplier

Promote your products and services and keep up to date with the latest research
We can help you spread the word about your products and services and offer informal networking opportunities amongst our members of sustainable building professionals and organisations, as well as keeping you up-to-date with the latest research and resources on sustainability and green building.

Housing Association/Local Authority/Other Organisation

Access training, technical resources and the latest cutting edge research to support your own projects
Keep up to date with the tools and knowledge to design, build and certify low energy buildings through our unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities.

Educational Establishment

Contribute to and learn from cutting edge research and enable your students to access our knowledge base
Contribute to and learn from cutting edge research and enable your students to access our knowledge base
Join us and all your students become members! Let them have access to our unique resources to keep them updated with the latest low energy and green building research and technical information from leading practitioners and experts in the field.

Self Builder

Get help with your project, drawing on our technical knowledge base and training
Get help with your project, drawing on our technical knowledge base and training
Access the tools and knowledge to design and certify your low energy building project, through our unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities.

Student/Researcher

Access our technical resources, training and expertise to support your studies and research
Access our technical resources, training and expertise to support your studies and research
Complement your studies and research with our varied resources and networking opportunities. Use our unique resources to keep up-to-date with knowledge about low energy and green building and take opportunities to interact and share knowledge with other members. Let your educational establishment know about us – if they join, all students are automatically members!
Not listed above? Membership is sure to benefit you, find out more

Testimonials for AECB membership

Self-builder
"We have now completed our new build, having very much valued the help received from AECB in establishing the energy standards that we’ve incorporated into our new home."

Roger, Self Builder, Wales

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architect/designer/consultant
"Membership allows us to connect with an extensive range of key organisations & individuals, whilst accessing the latest news & ideas on sustainable design principles. As Passivhaus accredited designers, the information and best practice shared, means we stay up to date with the latest developments and innovations in the industry."

Simon at Cundall, London

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Educational Establishment
"Membership has been a huge benefit in regenerating the estate sustainably over the last decade which has seen our carbon emissions from the built environment drop by 41% and the associated energy savings approaching £10m. This has been assisted by a fabric first approach & adopting some of the expertise and knowledge base that exists in the AECB membership."

Russell, University of Bradford

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AECB Member projects

Latest News from the AECB

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

The case for public authorities

April 13, 2017

Tara Gbolade considers whether the face of public authority housing is changing. Local authorities (LA’s) and housing associations (HA’s) aren’t identified as ‘innovative’ when it comes to quality and provision of housing in the UK (with a few exceptions!). With slowness in responding to changing » Read More

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Kellogg College visit by the AECB Oxford group

April 7, 2017

Members enjoy a follow up visit to this nearly completed Passivhaus project. The Oxford group recently revisited the Kellogg College Passivhaus project, which is now nearing completion and is on schedule for client handover. This is a live site and Chris Swinburn was able to explain successes and » Read More

Local authorities and sustainability standards

April 7, 2017

Tom Jarman asks what can planning authorities do, and how do we create a dialogue rather than minimum compliance? Local authorities (LAs) are required to have a local plan which contains their development goals and direction of travel for the next decade and a half.  » Read More

The importance of improving indoor air quality in the fight against air pollution.

March 23, 2017

Carl Fivash argues we should be fixing the problem from the inside out. If we are to protect a generation of young children from serious harm, time is running out to clean-up the toxic air pollution choking many of Britain’s towns and cities. That was » Read More

We are still taking a disgraceful approach to build quality – and waving goodbye to energy savings.

March 21, 2017

Paul Buckingham argues that profit driven construction is having detrimental effects on quality and energy efficiency. Seven years of experience with thermographic imaging and air testing on all kinds of buildings have confirmed AECB member Paul Buckingham’s depressing conclusion that almost without exception, buildings in » Read More

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