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Cundall London Office

Cundall London office becomes first project in Europe to achieve WELL Certification

International multi-disciplinary engineering company, Cundall’s new London office at One Carter Lane is the first building in the UK and Europe to achieve WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL). Cundall seized the opportunity to pursue WELL for the fit-out of its new 15,400ft2 CAT A London office, which became WELL Certified™ at the Gold level, creating a practical expression of the company’s long-standing focus on sustainability and well-being. This achievement was made possible by the close collaboration between Cundall and their architects, Studio Ben Allen, working through the details of this relatively new standard and applying its features » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 19th, 2016

Whole House Energy Launch Fabric First Institute Project

Fabric First Institue Project to Support Delivery of Homes to Passivhaus Standard in Norwich Last week saw the launch of the Fabric First Institute project, a £200k grant funded project, aimed at up skilling construction tradespeople in East Anglia in low energy building techniques. The project has seen delivery of a one and a half storey ‘Fabric First’ (Passivhaus) demonstration unit, built on the campus of Easton and Otley College outside Norwich.  The unit has been built using different materials (timber frame and brick and block) to demonstrate the different approaches and how these can be detailed. The aim of the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on November 11th, 2016

the company receiving the award

AECB Members Scoop Two National Awards

Double Award Success for Mike Wye & Associates Ltd Congratulations to AECB Members, Mike Wye & Associates Ltd from North Devon on their recent awards.  They were named ‘Best Builders Merchant for Self Builders’ at the Build It Awards in September and have since gone on to achieve ‘Best Rural Manufacturing Business’ at the Rural Business Awards. There was strong competition from large national and regional companies at the Build it Awards hosted in London so Mike Wye was thrilled to receive the award in recognition the customer service which his team offer.  Ryan Stojic, the General Manager at Mike Wye & Associates said: » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on November 1st, 2016

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Koru Architects Win Green Apple Award for Zero-Carbon House

AECB Members Presented with International Gold Award for Zero Carbon Eco-House Koru Architects has won a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and were presented with the Gold Award in the architecture category at a glamorous ceremony in London this month. The prestigious international award was for a zero-carbon eco-house designed by Koru Architects, located in Lloyd Close, Hove. The detached property, which also houses Koru Architects’ company office, is run on 100% renewable energy via solar panels and a biomass boiler, even generating enough power to export a surplus to the grid. It is constructed using natural materials such as sustainable timber, hemp-fibre insulation and natural paints. » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on August 24th, 2016

AECB Chair Shares Benefits of his Airtight Home in the Telegraph

Peter Wilkinson Shows how Adopting the Passivhaus Standard Saves Money AECB Chair, Peter Wilkinson featured in an article about the benefits of Passivhaus in The Telegraph recently – read the full article here.

Posted in AECB Member News on August 1st, 2016

Joyce Morgan-Gervis From Ty-Mawr Ltd Wins Award for Leadership

AECB Member Wins Award for Leadership in Leading Wales Awards Joyce Morgan-Gervis, from Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd, Brecon, has been recognised for showcasing extraordinary leadership by winning a high profile Leadership award, sponsored by the CIPD, at this year’s Leading Wales Awards, in association with Cardiff Metropolitan University. Joyce who is Managing Director of Ty-Mawr Lime was praised by judges as an “incredible example of talent and leadership that has made a real contribution to the Welsh economy.” Joyce commented: “I accepted this Leader for the Future award on behalf of the whole team at Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. My husband, Nigel » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on July 7th, 2016

HPW Architecture Share a Case Study Prior to Conference Debate

Gary Wilburn from HPW Architecture is running a debate session at the AECB Annual Conference in July – ‘Low Carbon in the Commercial World’.  He aims to demonstrate through live and recent project case studies how HPW Architecture are applying Low Carbon, Low Energy, highly insulated solutions to commercial and large scale projects. He looks forward to debating the subject with AECB members and discussing how we reach out to a wider and mainstream audience to adapt a fabric first approach. Case Study: Rushden Lakes Leisure, Tourism & Retail Development, Northamptonshire From the very first site visit, HPW Architecture have led the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on June 23rd, 2016

Koru Architects Pitch their Zero-Carbon PassivPod to Richard Branson

Zero Carbon Holiday Home in Virgin Business Voom Competition Koru Architects designed a contemporary, sustainable, zero-carbon luxury holiday home which was previously a finalist in the 2014 Sunday Times Eco House Competition. The PassivPod has recently been entered into Richard Branston’s Virgin VOOM 2016 Business Innovation Competition which offers winners up to £250,000 in business development support to help bring their vision to life.  To read more about the PassivPod and to see their pitch, click here.

Posted in AECB Member News on May 6th, 2016

Lisa Pasquale of Six Cylinder Limited Wins 2016 Rising Star Award

AECB Member Lisa, Presented with Award at the UK-GBC Birthday Party Last Week This is the fourth year of the Rising Star Award, founded by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and PRP. Lisa Pasquale of Six Cylinder Limited won the award for producing a practical methodology for derisking large-scale retrofit, which is used as the risk management toolkit for the GLA’s RE:NEW programme. Read the Press Release here. Photo credit: PRP and UK-GBC  

Posted in AECB Member News on March 14th, 2016

Mark Siddall Architect

AECB Member Mark Siddall Finalist for Prestigious National Award

Architect Shortlisted for UK Green Building Council’s Rising Star Award This month Durham architect and campaigner Mark Siddall of Lovingly Engineered Architectural Practice, more commonly known as LEAP, was in the running for a prestigious national award. The UK Green Building Council’s Rising Star Award recognises outstanding innovation in the building industry.  An elite group of six finalists was drawn from a shortlist of over sixty nominees. Mark was the only architect to make the cut. Other finalists included a property lawyer, a property manager, an economist, a building performance evaluator and an ecologist. “Never mind being a finalist,” said 42-year-old » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 10th, 2016

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