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The objective and aims of the AECB is to facilitate environmentally responsible practices within building. Specifically the AECB aims to:- promote the use of products and materials which are safe, healthy and sustainable encourage members projects that respect, protect and enhance the environment make available comprehensive information and guidance about products, methods and projects support the interests and endeavours of members in achieving these aims

Keith & Sally Hall – Founders Keith and Sally founded  the association for environment conscious building in 1989 following their concern about the use of unsustainable tropical timber in the UK construction industry. They are committed to disseminating information on green building with particular emphasis on promoting eco building products. Keith’s publishing business, the Green Building Press, publishes Green Building magazine (formerly Building for a Future) and the Green Building Bible. Chris Baines – Honorary President Chris is an independent advisor to government ministers, local councils and to senior executives in the construction, water, housing and oil industries. He is » Read More

1989 AECB  – the Sustainable Building Association was founded by Keith and Sally Hall  as The Association of Environment Conscious Builders , with a quarterly newsletter sent to members. 1990 The name was changed to The Association for Environment Conscious Building to reflect more accurately the diverse membership. Subscription rates were introduced and the first issue of the AECB’s Products and Services Directory was published. 1991 The first issue of ‘Building for a Future’ in magazine format was produced. 1992 The Greener Building products and services directory, written by Keith Hall and Peter Warm, was published. It was launched by » Read More

About the AECB

The AECB is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building.

AECB, The Association for Environment Conscious Building, is a network of individuals, students, educational establishments and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building. The AECB was established in 1989 to increase awareness within the construction industry of the need to respect the environment. The AECB is run by its members and is an independent, not for profit organisation. We promote excellence in design and construction, rather than gimmicks and green accounting tricks. The AECB’s standards » Read More

Featured AECB Items

Low energy buildings

Low energy buildings

Low Energy Buildings Database : a unique source of real-world information about building energy performance. Information on over 100 buildings and rising, presented in a » Read More

A Very Successful 2014 AECB Conference – see Pictures and Presentations Here

A Very Successful 2014 AECB Conference – see Pictures and Presentations Here

This year’s sell out AECB Annual Conference and AGM was held in the University of Bristol’s Wills Hall Campus.  While the campus had no particular » Read More

Local Groups & Events

Local Groups & Events

The AECB has a network of Local Groups across the whole country, providing an opportunity to meet with both AECB members and interested non-members in » Read More

CarbonLite Training

CarbonLite Training

Guiding you through becoming a certified Passivhaus designer and giving you the confidence to tackle UK Passivhaus projects This course is aimed principally at building » Read More

Latest News from the AECB

Sustainable architecture news, articles and opinion from the AECB team and expert contributors

Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 4 – November 2014


October 31, 2014

Welcome to AECB Water Blog 4. We hope you enjoy it.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I » Read More

Fuel Poverty Consultation Response

fuel poverty response

October 29, 2014

Last month the AECB responded to the government’s consultation on its fuel poverty strategy (Cutting the Cost of Keeping Warm: a new fuel poverty strategy for England). The AECB urged DECC to: Aim for deeper retrofits than the published targets of EPC E,D and C » Read More

AECB Members take the Hereford PedalHaus Tour


October 23, 2014

AECB members took the first Herefordshire PedalHaus Bike Tour on the 11th October.  This took them to Grove Cottage and a retrofit at Harold Street by Simmonds Mills,   Hereford Archive Facility in Rotherwas designed by Architype and Mike Whitfield’s Passivhaus in Clehonger.  See the » Read More

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