AECB News : Introducing our new members!

Welcome new AECB members!

We are pleased to welcome our latest members .You will see that Green&Blue is linked to their entry in our Member Directory.  This is because they have updated their profile which makes it more searchable and allows for much more information and photos than a basic listing.  It is free to enhance a listing for members who have joined as a company and your profile can be updated by logging into www.aecb.net.  If you need a reminder of your log in details to do this please email here.

Find out more about some of our new members below:

Green&Blue, Cornwall

Faye Clifton says: “At Green&Blue we have designed an innovative nesting site for solitary bees made to be used in construction in place of a standard brick, providing habitat in the framework of a building. The stylish bee brick won the Soil Association innovation award in 2015 and is currently being specified in Duchy Estate developments and will soon be compulsory under planning policy in Cornwall. We’re excited to meet more like minded members of the AECB and always happy to talk about bees.”

 

Gray Baynes & Shew, Oxfordshire

Lisa de Leon says: “Gray Baynes & Shew is an award-winning practice which has been offering architectural and consultancy services since 1933. Good design is fundamental to everything we undertake, and we offer a wide range of professional skills both in-house and via a network of trusted partners. The AECB was recommended to us by one of our directors who has maintained an individual membership for six years. As we have recently begun to offer environmental consultancy services, we thought it would be beneficial, for both staff and clients, to establish a practice membership with the AECB given its excellent reputation and the environmental support and professional benefits membership will offer.”

Holger HendrichsgreenTEG, Switzerland

Holger Hendrichs, VP Sales & Marketing at greenTEG (Switzerland) says: “We provide a measurement system for the assessment of the insulation quality (U-value) of building elements. Our gSKIN® U-Value Kit is an easy to use measurement system which is set-up within minutes and provides hard data about the insulation quality of e.g. wall and windows. It is often used by energy efficiency consultants, architects, and building physicist to assess the status-quo of the insulation quality a building before a refurbishment. Since three years we are selling the gSKIN® U-Value Kit to the UK market and were now searching for an organization where we can get in closer touch with like-minded colleagues to better understand and anticipate the market and regulatory developments in this region. Although we are an ETH Zurich Spin-Off based in Switzerland, I’m looking forward to meeting some of the AECB members soon on my next travel to the UK.”

Richard Clayson Ltd, East Sussex

Richard says: “I am a chartered surveyor and I am interested and support the Passivhaus philosophy of construction. I have just project managed the conversion of some old farm buildings to be my own EnerPhit house. The details will be registered on the Passivhaus database. I am interested in sharing my experience of the process of building this house and would like to use this experience to build more of this type of house.

 

LT Drawing Services Limited, Kent

Jason Drew says: “We are Architectural Designers based in Kent, providing design and construction solutions for a wide range of clients, with projects ranging from refurbishment; modernization and new build developments. We are actively interested in and keen to expand our knowledge of sustainable building and welcome the opportunity to become a member of the AECB, being a valued source of information and technical expertise to guide and assist where required as to potential solutions and developments within this field. It is important to us that we continue to drive for sustainable products and materials to help us meet our clients aspirations, and as such are looking forward to engaging in discussions and forums and hope that we have the opportunity to meet fellow members in the near future.”

Design Buro, Warwickshire

Sarah Price says: “I have recently joined the The Design Buro as Head of Building Physics. The Design Buro is an international business that specialises in technologies associated with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), including modular construction. MMC delivers productivity improvements that result in shorter building times and waste reduction which can in turn lead to lower costs for industry. For the consumer and society this translates to better quality and lower prices when considering both acquisition and maintenance costs, as well as an improved environmental and energy-use footprint. 

We are the most experienced business in this sector and our team of international experts support all stages of the design and construction process, including MMC Design, Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering, Building Physics, Sustainability, Energy Consultancy, Production, Procurement, Site Installation, and Quality Management. 

The Design Buro have recently acquired the Building Physics team from Encraft Ltd who have a wealth of experience in the delivery of buildings to the Passivhaus standard, the team to date have delivered over 100 Passivhaus certified buildings.

Personally, I believe that MMC lends itself to a low energy approach and can help to reduce the performance gap due to the high levels of quality control required for factory production.  We are also involved in a significant number of retrofit and refurbishment projects, and this is where the support of the AECB really comes to the fore with their exceptional courses on responsible retrofit. The AECB provide us with access to the latest information on both new build and retrofit techniques and processes which we hope to apply to produce the best performing buildings for our clients.”

More new members below:

Husker Limited, Berkshire

Sam Snell, Worcestershire

Elaine Robinson, Leicestershire

Michael Copley, West Yorkshire

Antony Straszews, Berkshire

Stephen O’Leary, Middlesex

 

 

 

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