CarbonLite Programme

An AECB initiative providing the tools and knowledge to create low-energy buildings in line with existing and future legislation covering both domestic and non-domestic buildings.

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CarbonLite Programme

Available to all AECB members, the CarbonLite Programme is a practical step-by-step guide aimed at all those practitioners involved in the design, construction and use of low-energy, low-CO₂ emissions buildings. The Programme is designed to be clear, informative and impartial, and outlines the reasons behind the need for more sustainable building practices, as well as providing wide-ranging yet detailed guidance on the ways in which this change is best achieved.

Through its unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and useful links and contacts, the CarbonLite Programme represents an essential resource in the building sector’s drive towards low-carbon living and the legislation that will regulate it.

CarbonLite Training

The CarbonLite Training Programme offers training courses to those involved in commissioning, designing, constructing and using low energy and low carbon buildings.

House showing thermal imagingCarbonLite Retrofit training

This online training course concentrates on developing a good understanding of issues related to heat and moisture in buildings to help retrofitters avoid and/or manage any unintended consequences arising from the repair, insulation, draught proofing and ventilation of existing UK buildings.

Study at home, with on-line tutor sessions with AECB expert practitioners, including Andrew Simmonds, Eric Parks, and Bill Butcher.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed principally at UK construction professionals and those whose role involves decision making around retrofit.  It brings together a wealth of knowledge on low energy building retrofit  experience and methodology.
To get the most out of taking the full course you will already have good professional knowledge within the construction sector.
You will have a serious interest in how to do advanced energy efficient retrofit and be wanting to deepen your understanding of building physics and the risks associated with measures, to enable you to make informed decisions.

Course Content

  • The direct and indirect benefits of robust retrofit
  • Climate zones, local micro-climates and impact of changing weather patterns
  • Understanding existing building structures and materials
  • Energy and buildings
  • Moisture and buildings
  • Building services, including ventilation and heat
  • Financial appraisal – is retrofit a good investment?
  • Case studies

Read full details about the Retrofit training Course and book your place

 

passivhaus designerThe Certified Passivhaus Designer/Consultant Qualification

Passivhaus Designer qualification is an internationally accredited scheme linked back to the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. The AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer course will prepare you for sitting the exam and also for future involvement in low energy building projects.

On successful completion of the exam delegates are listed on the Passivhaus Designer database where they will be awarded either Passivhaus Designer or Passivhaus Consultant status, depending on existing academic qualifications.

Upcoming course: Plymouth

dates for 2017 will be published here during November 2016

Upcoming course: Hereford

*  dates for 2017 will be published here during November 2016

Upcoming course: London

Venue: The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB), South Bank University

Week 1:    7th-10th November

Week 2:    21st-25th November

Exam:       9th December

CarbonLite Passivhaus Bitesize Courses

The Passivhaus Bitesize course aims to explain the general principles of what makes a good low energy, comfortable building, based on the Passivhaus standard.  This course follows a different format to the Certified Passivhaus Designer course, and it is only a short introduction to Passivhaus. The courses run in the afternoons over 4 weeks, please note that timings are different in Bristol and London.

Upcoming afternoon sessions: London (3pm-6pm)

Pollard Thomas Edwards Office, Central London

* dates for 2017 will be published here during November 2016

Upcoming afternoon sessions: Bristol (1.30pm-5pm)

The Create Centre, in conjunction with The Green Register

Fundamentals of Passivhaus                                     9th Nov

Construction for Passivhaus                                    16th Nov

Building Services for Passivhaus                             23rd Nov

Crit Session (bring your own project drawings)    30th Nov

Read More about CarbonLite passivhaus training courses

Recent Carbonlite

The AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Online Training Course

This cutting edge advanced retrofit training course is the culmination of five years of investment by the AECB:   Develop your understanding of heat and moisture in buildings. Understand the issues that can arise from the repair, insulation, draught proofing and ventilation of existing buildings » Read More

AECB Silver Performance Standard

Background to the Silver Standard Whilst in the UK, a prescriptive standard might still be the best introduction to the approach needed, a lack of suitable UK funding has meant that a sufficiently robust prescriptive standard cannot currently be developed to allow widespread adoption of, » Read More

Omnisense Remote Monitoring System

Omnisense remote monitoring combines wireless sensors with a reporting web site for 24/7 monitoring of humidity, temperature and wood moisture content in buildings.  The remote monitoring system is quick and simple to install (“plug and play”) and easy to use. For more information about the » Read More

Training Venues

London, CEREB, SE1 6NG London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings is conveniently situated in central London. CEREB is at the roof level of Building K2 within the LSBU Campus. The closest stations are Waterloo, London Bridge and » Read More

Meet the trainers

Bill Butcher Director of Green Building Store and Green Building Company, Bill Butcher was project leader of the Denby Dale Passivhaus project. Originally trained as a quantity surveyor, he has over 35 years building experience, including construction of the Longwood low-energy house in the early » Read More

Building Certification

Certify your building to Passivhaus or AECB Silver Standard Passivhaus Certification Every building project undertaken in line with the goals of AECB CarbonLite has the potential to provide useful data for future learning. Individual projects are therefore never judged in simple terms of success or » Read More

Carbonlite Training

AECB CarbonLite Programme

An AECB initiative providing the tools and knowledge to create low-energy buildings in line with existing and future legislation covering both domestic and non-domestic buildings. Available to all AECB members, the CarbonLite Programme is a practical step-by-step guide aimed at all those practitioners involved in » Read More

PHPP and DesignPH Software

Sophisticated modelling software for real-world accuracy A clear understanding of the calculations and predictions involved in low-energy building relies upon the use of accurate modelling software. Based on dynamic thermal simulations validated by data gathered from hundreds of low-energy buildings, the German Passive House Planning » Read More

AECB Certified Passivhaus Designer Training Courses

Guiding you through becoming a certified Passivhaus Designer or Consultant giving you the confidence to tackle UK Passivhaus projects Our Course Guiding you – friendly trainers and small groups encourage a great learning experience Prepare you for the Passivhaus Institute exam – Dedicated revision day. Our » Read More

Energy Performance Standards

A 3-stage set of realistic and workable energy performance standards lies at the heart of the CarbonLite Programme. Applicable to both residential and non-residential buildings, these performance standards act as clear and achievable targets designed to help guide all those involved in the delivery and » Read More

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