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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

Evidence Hearing 3rd May : Smart Meters

House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee – Smart Meters Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 2.15 pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House The Science and Technology Committee holds a one-off evidence session on Smart meters. Watch it online at Parliament TV. Witnesses: At 2.15 pm ·         Nick Hunn, Chief Technology Officer, WiFore Consulting Ltd ·         Pam Conway, Head of Smart Strategy, British Gas ·         Dr Sarah J Darby, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford At 3.10 pm ·         Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Department of Energy and Climate Change ·         Daron Walker, Senior Responsible Owner, » Read More

Posted in General News on April 28th, 2016

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Vacancy: Join the Team at Touchwood Homes Putting up Timber Frame Homes

Junior Posts Available, Putting up Timber Frame Homes in the UK, Usually the South East Touchwood Homes are looking for some junior people to join the team putting up timber frame homes. They specialise in super efficient homes, often meeting the passivhaus criteria, so air tightness, attention to detail and a willingness to learn are essential. Some site experience and/or basic carpentry skills would be an advantage. Work is based anywhere in the UK, usually the South East, and the team stay on site for all of the working week. If interested please email here.

Posted in General News on April 12th, 2016

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Self Build Showcase Event – 5th May 2016

Self Build Showcase Event at Hethel in Norfolk Self Build Showcase at Hethel Innovation Centre, Norwich on Thursday 5 May (11am-7pm). The event 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, Local Planners, Build System Suppliers, Architects and Financiers. The event will host an exhibition of suppliers and organisations as well as a 1:1 advice centre, providing self and custom builders with the opportunity to gain advice, source supplies and get answers to their questions all under one roof. » Read More

Posted in General News on April 4th, 2016

STBA Responsible Retrofit Masterclasses

The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance is running Responsible Retrofit Masterclasses in the summer and autumn. Each Masterclass is designed to ensure that delegates come away with a deeper knowledge and understanding as well as practical solutions to problems. AECB Members are offered a reduced rate of £50 + VAT Otherwise cost per session – £70+VAT (£30+VAT for STBA Affiliates) Places  limited to 30 people on a first come first served basis. More information can be found here.

Posted in General News on April 1st, 2016

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