Upcoming Events

April 28, 2014 – May 2, 2014

Green Sky Thinking Week 28th April to 2nd May 2014

Green Sky Thinking Week is supported by the AECB and showcases exemplar practical solutions on how to make London’s built environment sustainable.   Effective sustainable solutions derive from innovative collaboration across the whole lifecycle – from planning, development, design and construction to client, manager and end-user.See more on the Green Sky Thinking Week website http://www.greenskythinking.org.uk/index.html Please drop us a line and let us know if you are participating.  We shall add your details below. Wednesday 30th April 8.30am – 10.00am – Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Derwent London & Arup “Exploring the High Performance Workspace of the Future” Location: Morelands, 5-23 Old » Read More

Start: April 28, 2014
End: May 2, 2014
London, United Kingdom

April 30, 2014

Cornwall Local Group event on 30th April on Using Lime

AECB members in and around Cornwall are invited to join a free CPD morning session on Lime:  What’s it all about? Why use it? Where to use it and how? Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014, from 9.30 am —12.00 noon Venue: Victoria Commercial Centre, Station Approach, Roche, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8LG (just off A30) The session will cover the history of lime in building, types of lime non hydraulic (putty) and hydraulic lime; where & when to use them; rendering, plastering & surface finishes, sands and their importance. This event has been organised by the CSBT (www.csbt.org.uk/)  and will » Read More

Start: April 30, 2014 9:30 am
End: April 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Victoria Commercial Centre,
Station Approach, Roche, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8LG, United Kingdom

May 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014

PedalHaus Tours 2014 for cycling AECBers

Following the success of the annual PedalHaus Tours in Kent, there has been a growing demand from cyclists with an interest in eco-architecture for PedalHaus events further afield.  This year we shall be bringing you PHTs (not to be confused with PassivHaus Trust) in various parts of the country.  These will be held throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn. The PedalHaus Tours are the brainchild of Paul Mallion (left) Group Leader for Kent and founder of Conker Conservation.  For the past few years, Paul and fellow 2-wheelers have made annual visits to interesting buildings.  These include (but are not exclusively) » Read More

Start: May 1, 2014
End: October 31, 2014

May 4, 2014

Nottingham Green Open Homes – ‘Seeing Heat Loss’

The Nottingham Group Leaders, Gil Schalom and Tina Holt (of Transition West Bridgford), are taking part in the Nottingham Green Open Homes events in May and invite you to come along.  This event is part of the Green Open Homes Network. This year’s theme is ‘seeing heat loss’ and there will be thermal images on display at each property. The projects are pretty diverse, including some extreme refurbs, two new builds and a cavity wall insulated house that has cut its energy bills in half with very moderate measures. Full details can be seen on the Transition West Bridgford website. » Read More

Date: May 4, 2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom

May 7, 2014

Local Group Event at Greenbuild Expo in Manchester

AECB members are invited to join Carol, of the Cheshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire Group, at the Greenbuild Expo in Manchester on the afternoon of Wednesday 7th May. A room has been booked and further details about this event will be posted soon. Venue:  Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX If you are to attend the Greenbuild Expo (register at www.greenbuildexpo.co.uk) drop Carol a line and let her know you will be there.   Email c/o Debbie, Local Groups Coordinator. Follow Greenbuild Expo on Twitter @GreenbuildExpo   Other Events in May . . . . Also of interest in the Greater Manchester » Read More

Date: May 7, 2014
Venue: Manchester Central
Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX, United Kingdom

May 13, 2014

Brighton’s Regular Discussion Group – 2nd Tuesday of each Month

Jim Miller and Tim Small of the of the Brighton Group hold regular meetings that provide an informal opportunity for individuals to discuss sustainable building practices and techniques – concentrating on the technical issues.  It also provides a forum for commercial networking and socialising. Time and Date: Every second Tuesday of the month, from 7.00 pm until about 10.30 Venue: The Battle of Trafalgar, 34 Guildford Road, Brighton BN1 3LW  (just up the hill from Brighton Station) The evening is likely to be useful for architects, building contractors, and associated trades, people looking to have sustainable building works carried out » Read More

Start: May 13, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 13, 2014 10:25 pm
Venue: The Battle of Trafalgar
34 Guildford Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3LW, United Kingdom

June 10, 2014 – June 17, 2014

Cheshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire Group June Event

The June meeting of the Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire Group is planned for the Shrewsbury area. Details to follow. Date, Time and Venue to be announced. If you would like to be emailed with more information about the events in this area, please email Carol c/o Debbie, Local Groups Coordinator

Start: June 10, 2014
End: June 17, 2014
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

July 11, 2014 – July 12, 2014

2014 AECB Conference and AGM

We have long planned to visit Bristol and now we have booked a really nice venue just outside the city centre.  Bristol has long been at the forefront of greenbuilding organisations as well as exciting self-build projects and retrofit initiatives.  So we are planning a very full schedule of speakers, workshops and hopefully visits.  We will be putting booking details on the web site soon but for now just pencil those dates in your diaries, now.

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 12, 2014
Venue: University of Bristol
Wills Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

September 6, 2014 – September 20, 2014

PedalHaus Tour to BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in the Autumn

Following the success of the first Scottish PedalHaus Tour in April, Linda Forbes and Matt Bridgestock have announced the next one is pencilled in for the first part of September.  This will be a visit to BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig. Watch this space for further updates. “The Innovation Park has been developed on the site of the former steel works in Ravenscraig, Lanarkshire. The 1125-acre Ravenscraig site is being regenerated into a new town, with over 3,500 houses, sports facility, town centre, community spaces and transport links.” From the Ravenscraig website (www.bre.co.uk/scotland/) BRE at Ravenscraig can also be followed on Twitter (@BRERavenscraig)

Start: September 6, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
ML1 2TZ, United Kingdom
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