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 our cutting edge research and training and gain access our knowledge base
Contribute to and learn from our cutting edge research and training and gain access our knowledge base
Join us and all your students become members too ! Gain access to our unique resources to keep 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
"The AECB offers me a true insight into what does and doesn’t work in low impact/low carbon building methods.  The sharing of knowledge, very freely, is a key to the AECB’s success and attraction to me as a member."

Derek, Wiltshire

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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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Latest News from the AECB

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

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Congratulations to our latest CarbonLite retrofit graduates!

June 20, 2017

Find out more about one of our recent graduates. Congratulations to the latest students who have successfully completed our CarbonLite retrofit course!  We offer graduates the opportunity to feature on our website here and they can also choose to be searchable through our Member Services » Read More

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Welcome to our new Development and Communications Manager, Daniel Purchase.

June 19, 2017

Daniel joins us as a full time member of staff from 1st July. We are delighted to announce that Daniel will be joining us from 1st July although he is already getting to grips with the role and meeting staff and Trustees. A politics and » Read More

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Become a certified Passivhaus designer with our CarbonLite training.

June 16, 2017

Find out what delegates had to say about recent courses and book on next course in Hereford. Our trainers have been involved in the design, construction and certification of many successful Passivhaus projects in different sectors.  They will equip you with the practical and theoretical » Read More

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Passivhaus planning refusal.

June 15, 2017

Philip Newbold questions a recent planning refusal on the basis of “isolated location”. I have just suffered my first planning refusal (upheld on appeal) in forty-odd years of building design. It was a proposed passive house (Band A) new-build, detached home on an established residential » Read More

Passivhaus Trust win 2017 Ashden Awards

June 14, 2017

The Passivhaus Trust are delighted to be crowned a winner at the 2017 Ashden Awards, which are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy. Former Vice-President of the USA, Al Gore will be the keynote speaker of the 2017 Ashden » Read More

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