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.

Read full details about this 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.

Read full details about this course and book your place.

 

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.
Read more about CarbonLite passivhaus training courses.

Recent Carbonlite

Training courses

AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Course Do this course if you want to become a Certified Passivhaus Designer/Consultant and add real value to your practice.This course is delivered by UK experts in the Passivhaus field and will equip you to work on exciting, low-energy projects. You » Read More

Silver standard certification FAQ

« Back to AECB Silver standard main page If this page has not answered your question please contact us at silvercertification@aecb.net.

REALcosting for PHPP v9

Retrofitting insulation into houses improves comfort, reduces running costs and saves CO2. REALcosting software allows users to try out retrofit measures and see the impact on energy and cost. It can include co-benefits and is giving encouraging results for deep retrofits. Retrofit Economics Analysis and » Read More

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 (relevant » Read More

AECB Silver standard

What is the AECB Silver standard? The AECB Silver standard is aimed at those wishing to create high-performance buildings using widely available technology at little or no extra cost. We estimate that this low-risk option will reduce overall CO2 emissions by 70% compared to the » 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

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

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

Passivhaus design & costing 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

Energy performance standards

Realistic and workable energy performance standards lie 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 use of energy-efficient, low-carbon » Read More

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