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NICE committee member recruitment – indoor air pollution

NICE committee to develop guidelines on indoor air pollution. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) are recruiting members for one of their guideline committees. They are looking for experts on indoor air pollution to join their Public Health Committee to develop a guideline on indoor air pollution.  They need both lay members (people using services, family members and carers, and members of the public and community or voluntary sector) and people with a professional or practitioner background in the topic. For more information click here. Deadline for applications is 17th March at 17:00

Posted in General News on February 23rd, 2017

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Passivhaus self build site open days

Visit a self build site during construction. Following on from recent successful open days, the following dates to view new Beattie Passive sites are available. Clapham, London – Wednesday 8th and Friday 10th March Glastonbury, Somerset – Friday 24th February and Wednesday 15th March Chediston, Suffolk – Wednesday 5th April, Friday 14th April All these are live constructions sites and at different stages of delivery, if there is specific stage that you are interested in seeing then please get in touch and we can advise which site would be best to visit. If you are interested in visting one of » Read More

Posted in General News on February 22nd, 2017

Arthur Rosenfeld, the ‘father of energy efficiency’ has died

The AECB remembers Arthur who died last month aged 90. Arthur became known as the ‘father of energy efficiency’ because of his work in energy-saving requirements for appliances and buildings. He went on to help lay foundations for federal energy-efficiency rules that are still in place today. Back at the start of his career, Dr Rosenfield, a psysicist in California, was alarmed by the amount of energy wasted through leaving lights on and explored with other academics and experts what to do about the problem. In 1975, he created the Energy Efficient Buildings Program (later renamed the Center for Building » Read More

Posted in General News on February 1st, 2017

Materials 2017 – 25th and 26th April, London

AECB is partnering this event due to the eco-materials section April 25th and 26th 2017. London Earls Court – ILEC Centre. Free to attend for delegates. Eco-materials section is on the 26th April: 14:40 – 15:00 – Bio-based materials – Tom Woolley 15:00 – 15:20 – Smart materials panel debate includes speaker Dr. Graham Ormondroyd, Head of Materials Research at the BioComposites Centre/Bangor University 16:00 – 16:20 – Low carbon materials for a healthier world, speaker Professor Pete Walker/BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials For full details click here

Posted in General News on January 20th, 2017

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Training day in Huddersfield – Delivering cavity wall Passivhaus

AECB members qualify for a 10% discount for this course Green Building Store is running a training day on 14th February 2017 for building professionals, which offers a practical and technical guide to the cavity wall Passivhaus construction techniques used at UK projects. The training day, based at Green Building Store’s offices in Huddersfield, will include presentations  by Green Building Store’s  technical experts, as well as visits to two cavity wall Passivhaus projects at Golcar and Denby Dale. Green Building Store built the UK’s first cavity wall Passivhaus at Denby Dale and has pioneered the combination of low energy Passivhaus » Read More

Posted in General News on January 10th, 2017

PhD Candidate required

The University of Liverpool (UoL) and 3rd Way Commonwealth are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified individual to undertake a three year doctoral research programme. The PhD will be focused on accelerating delivery of UN Goals by provision of Passivhaus standards of 90% energy savings, comfort and health for all. Download full details here

Posted in General News on December 20th, 2016

Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo – February 15th 2017 in London

Discounted rate for AECB members and earlybird rate Time: 9.00 – 17.30, followed by drinks and networking Venue: Roberts Building, UCL, London Tickets: from £75.00.  Use code ‘EARLYBIRD” for a 20% discount AECB members qualify for the ‘Partners Rate’.  In addition, use ‘EARLYBIRD’ to get a 20% discount until 31/12/16 Download Flyer Book here

Posted in General News on November 22nd, 2016

PHPP Experience Required at HPW in Hampshire

German Speaking, Experienced Project Architect or Senior Technologist Required HPW Architecture are looking for a German speaking, experienced Project Architect or Senior Technologist to join their Hampshire based team. Our ideal candidate will have extensive PHPP experience, and ideally knowledge of Vectorworks and Mac systems.   For our increasing domestic and commercial projects throughout Europe we need someone with first hand experience of the German planning system as well as Passivhaus Certification. Sustainability runs throughout, therefore interest in and experience of Healthy Buildings, BREEAM, LEED, renewable technologies and high performing building envelopes is essential. If this describes you, please get in » Read More

Posted in General News on November 10th, 2016

Vacancy: Architectural Technician Required in Norwich

Architectural Technician Required at Beattie Passive Beattie Passive are expanding so if you are an architectural technician looking for a new challenge, have a keen interest in Passivhaus and sustainability have a look at the job description here and forward your CV together with a covering letter here.  

Posted in General News on October 25th, 2016

Innovate UK to Invest up to £15 Million in Innovation Projects in Manufacturing and/or Materials

Manufacturing and Materials Competition Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. They will fund projects that aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth. For full details click here.

Posted in General News on May 10th, 2016

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