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March 2017

The AECB Cornwall/Devon group – site visit to Fairglen Passive House development, Hayle. NOW FULLY BOOKED

March 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Limited places available to visit this private development with houses at various stages of completion Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Simon Williams of Percy Williams (the builder/developer) and Tim Kitchen of Define Solutions (construction managers) have very kindly agreed to show us around the site and talk about how and why they have chosen to build certified Passive Houses.  We hope to also have a representative from Lilly Lewarne (the architects) and Warm: low energy building practice (PH Certifier) to…

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April 2017

The AECB Hampshire group – site visit and meeting

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oakmere, Lady Betty Drive, Hill Coppice
Fareham, PO15 6RJ United Kingdom
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Join the Hampshire group for a site visit in Fareham and to discuss further social/site meetings Coffee, tea and warmth will be provided.  Self-build by Ken Askew. You are invited to a site visit where, finally, my self-build will start this year. On show will be a bit of history of the site and surrounding area.  The area generally has been overwhelmed by the M27 and the Whiteley development, it was a very rural place when I was born in…

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Follow up visit to The Kellogg College Passivhaus build

April 3 @ 1:00 pm
Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6PN United Kingdom
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Join the Oxford Group for a visit to this 'live' non-residential Passivhaus site Limited places available Some members of the Oxford group visited this site at the end of last year and have been invited back now the building is airtight and on final fit-out. As this is a 'live' site, the visit will need to be made during the lunch break and PPE needs to be worn. You do not need to have visited previously to attend. Please email…

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May 2017

The AECB Milton Keynes group – talk on Assured Performance Process

May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Meeting Room, The Mansion
Bletchley Park, MK3 6EB United Kingdom
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Your chance to hear about the National Energy Foundation's Assured Performance Process. The actual energy performance of new homes often fail to meet the standards to which they are designed, meaning energy use can be as much as twice that predicted. The National Energy Foundation's Assured Performance Process is a design to mitigate against this performance risk. Adam Tilford a senior energy specialist with the National Energy Foundation will be explaining the process and answering questions We hope you are…

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Kent group – pedalhaus tour 2017.

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Kent Group for cycle ride taking in interesting projects along the way. Please email here to book - limited places available. Starting  -  Canterbury West Station at 08.30 Breakfast  -  Gibson's Farmshop near Adisham PH 1  -  The Greenhouse, Shepherdswell, designed in 2007 PH 2 & 3  -  2 new passivhaus in St Margaret's at Cliffe PH 4  -  Refurbishment of flint cottage in St Margaret's at Cliffe Finish  -  The Pines Tea Room Return  -  Either cycle…

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June 2017

Hove Passivhaus Tour.

June 20 @ 7:00 pm
31 Old Shoreham Road
Hove, BN3 6NR United Kingdom
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Join the Brighton group for a site tour of a Passivhaus new build in Hove. There will be a site tour of the 'Passivhaus' new build at 7pm on Tuesday 20th June.  The timber frame will be partially complete so it's an exciting time to see the build.  Hard hats are mandatory so please bring one if you have one as there are only one or two spares on site. There will probably be a pub visit following this.  Please…

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Eco Connect Wales

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Swansea University, Great Hall, Bay Campus
Swansea, Wales SA1 8EN United Kingdom
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One-day conference focussed on raising the quality and quantity of sustainable house building and retrofit in Wales. The day includes: Principle Six collaborative networking session & breakfast Three high quality conference sessions Curated exhibition of eco-products and technologies Nine speakers from across the construction, sustainability and housing sectors in Wales Site visit to Swansea University's SPECIFIC Active Classroom To book your ticket, register your interest, or find out more, visit www.ecoconnect.co.uk/wales    Eco Connect Wales is run by AECB's commercial partner, Osmosis Strategic…

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July 2017

Three counties group – visit to award winning Cob House.

July 6 @ 6:00 pm
Cobtun, 61 Northwick Close
Worcester, WR3 7EF United Kingdom
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Join the three counties group for a visit to 'Cobtun'. We are pleased to invite you on 6th July at 6pm to 'Cobtun', the Worcester home of two of our regular attendees.  The house has won several awards: RIBA Sustainability Award 2005RIBA Architecture Award 2005 Worcester City Design Award 2003 The house is in a conservation area, overlooking the River Severn.  It's made from local oak and glass with a wall of red earth.  It was built in 2001/03 for a…

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September 2017

The AECB Brighton discussion group.

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
34 Guildford Road, Hove BN1 3LW United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the AECB Brighton Group for their monthly meeting. The AECB 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. For more information click here.

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AECB National Conference

September 15
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2 Savoy Place
London, WC2R 0BL United Kingdom
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Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet The government’s Housing White Paper describes the housing market as ‘broken’. Mainstream housebuilding has fallen far short on delivering the 200,000 homes a year needed to reach the government target of one million new homes by 2020. Addressing the UK’s housing crisis, the White Paper points out, means not only building more homes, but ensuring those homes are ‘of the type people want to live in’. New…

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