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Natural Fibre Insulation CPDs: special rate for AECB Members

Natural insulation products and systems are beginning to move from the margins of UK construction into more widespread use. But what are the benefits? The ASBP has developed an introductory CPD containing 2 hours of core curriculum content to provide architects and specifiers with knowledge of the wide range of products and systems available on the market. You will gain an understanding of designing with natural fibre insulation, health, safety and sustainability aspects and how natural fibre insulation can greatly enhance the performance of buildings. Attendees should leave the event with a greater ability to successfully design and specify natural » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Member News on September 12th, 2017

Learn to navigate the construction industry with Carbon Co-op’s Retrofit training

Planning energy efficiency works? Learn to navigate the construction industry BOOK NOW Routes to Retrofit Oct 2017 AECB Member, Carbon co-op are offering training which aims to support homeowners who want to retrofit navigate their way through the construction industry. The course, taught by experienced industry professionals, supports you to navigate the construction industry, make the most out of your budget, learn to be a discerning customer and how to be a good client. For more information on the programme, take a look at Carbon Co-op’s website here.

Posted in AECB general news on September 7th, 2017

Future Designers: Passivhaus Winners

The Passivhaus Student Competition, sponsored by Tarmac, aims to empower the next generation of architects and engineers to adopt the Passivhaus Standard The competition focussed on energy efficiency, eliminating the performance gap and occupant health & wellbeing – all of which are rising up UK construction agenda. The competition equips students with Passivhaus knowledge and offers an opportunity to implement Passivhaus methodology on their proposals, allowing them to address these factors at the start of the design process rather than as sustainable bolt-on. Six projects were awarded the prize, coming from University of Bath, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield and The » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on August 1st, 2017

Free entry to Grand Designs Live for AECB Members

This year Grand Designs Live takes an even more sustainable approach as it heads to Birmingham, 11-13 October Every year, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes celebrates the best conceptual and eco-friendly construction ideas. Kevin chooses his top 10 heroes from small-scale start-ups to big businesses setting a green example for the rest of the industry and each of their products will be on display at the show. It’s the perfect place to find inspiration for your own self-build plans and eco developments. At the last show in London earlier this year they carried out a press morning where several experts, some » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on July 31st, 2017

Come along to a FREE SuperHomes Open house event

To celebrate turning 10, SuperHomes is revitalising grassroots renovation with a record number of FREE Open House events This year marks the 10th year of SuperHomes, the innovative and multi-award winning national network of over 200 homes which have all reduced their carbon footprint by a minimum of 60% and AECB is delighted to support them and announce that there’s a record 100 free Open House events occurring across all parts of UK. Since 2007 SuperHomes has been at the forefront of domestic eco-retrofit and the network continues to lead the way in carbon conscious renovation. To date, 222 homeowners » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News on July 31st, 2017

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