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STBA Masterclass in Leeds – ventilation and indoor air quality in traditional building retrofit.

Discounted rate applies for AECB members. 25th May 2017, 1 – 5pm, The Carriageworks, Leeds STBA Masterclass with Ian Mawditt Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Traditional Building Retrofit In association with Zero Carbon Yorkshire Download Flyer

Posted in General News on April 25th, 2017

Vacancy – Architect and Architectural Assistant/Technician

Eco design consultants are recruiting in the Milton Keynes area Come and work as part of a friendly team with opportunities to learn alongside accomplished Passivhaus designers. We have vacancies for an architect and an architectural assistant/technician. Eco Design Consultants is an award winning, RIBA Chartered architectural practice specialising in environmental design. We are looking for team members to help us in achieving our vision of championing great architecture that creates exceptional, fun places to live, work and play without detriment to others or the planet. You will be assisting on several Passivhaus/Enerphit and AECB silver standard projects so in » Read More

Posted in General News on April 20th, 2017

Masterclass – Insulating and Achieving Airtightness with Cross Laminated Timber

Join industry leaders for a day Thursday 11th May in London Organised by Ecological Building Systems 10% discount for AECB members The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC13 7BT Topics: Insulating CLT with woodfibre Achieving airtightness – detailing and critical junctions Specialist fixing details Case studies from leading UK Architects Download Flyer

Posted in General News on March 28th, 2017

Free self and custom build event – 28th April, Hethel Innovation Centre

Hethel Innovation Centre – 10.20am – 4.30pm The Self and Custom Build event on Friday 28th April 2017 at Hethel Engineering Centre, Norfolk will provide prospective self-builders with information and guidance to support them on their custom build journey. Spotlighting a variety of informative speakers, including the keynote speaker Richard Bacon MP, (South Norfolk MP) who is championing his Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act, aimed to make it easier for people to get land and build their own homes. Speakers will also include Local Planners, Build System Suppliers, Architects and Financiers. The event will host an exhibition of suppliers and organisations, » Read More

Posted in General News on March 14th, 2017

STBA-SPAB Conference 13th June in London – reduced rate for AECB members

One day conference on ‘Context, continuity and change’ The conference will be opened by a keynote from Peter Rickaby of the“Each Home Counts” Implementation Board. However, the topics include not only energy efficiency and carbon but also the wider, often overlooked, issues of sustainability. Presentations include sustainability via maintenance (John Preston, IHBC), building pathology & BS7913 (John Edwards, CIOB) healthy buildings (Ian Mawditt, Fourwalls & Simon Corbey, ASBP) and a fresh approach to mortgage survey for sustainability (Steven Hodgson, PCA) In addition, Sofie Pelsmakers (Sheffield University), Caroline Rye (Archimetrics & SPAB) and Natasha Ginks (De Montfort University) will present their » Read More

Posted in General News on March 14th, 2017

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Technical training course – retrofitting traditional buildings

One day course in Canterbury – upgrading traditional and historic buildings This is a one day technical course with the Green Register on 9th May 2017 in Canterbury covering emerging research, best practice and case studies in the field of upgrading traditional and historic buildings. How do we protect our historic buildings but make them fit for the future? What are the risks for large-scale retrofit projects? How can solid-walled buildings be insulated without causing unintended consequences? For more details and to book click here.

Posted in General News on March 8th, 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. 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 these sites, please email or Tel: 08456 449 003 to book an appointment.

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

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