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What’s in the manifestos? Blog number 2 – Conservative.

What do the manifestos have to say about building, energy and climate policy? By guest blogger, Mike Hannis. Welcome to this series of posts on the 2017 General Election manifestos, and thanks to Andy Simmonds for inviting me to write them. The aim is to separate out the parties’ concrete commitments from their plentiful rhetoric, focussing primarily on areas of interest to AECB members. In particular this will mean decoding what they have to say about building, energy and climate policy. I won’t be speculating on the parties’ chances of success, offering any advice on how to vote, or digressing too » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, General Election 2017 on May 22nd, 2017

Is energy efficiency enough? Passivhaus Futures – call for entries.

Shortlisted abstracts will be given opportunity to present at the UK Passivhaus Conference. Do energy efficient buildings help or hinder occupant wellbeing? Can they alleviate allergies, improve absentee rates, reduce rent arrears or embodied carbon? The Trust seek data-driven evidence, with the opportunity to present findings at the UK Passivhaus Conference. The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) want to know what you think are possible future directions for Passivhaus that may currently be on the Standards periphery. If you have a case study or research project and would like the chance to present it in front of Passivhaus peers, in one of » Read More

Posted in General News on May 19th, 2017

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Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet.

Find out about the questions being raised and the speakers at our Annual Conference 2017. David Pierpoint asks the question “If the housing crisis demands increased volume of housebuilding, and the climate crisis and customers demand higher quality housebuilding – what is stopping us on both counts?” The speakers at this year’s Annual Conference will be addressing these questions and over the next few months, David will be blogging about the key themes covered in the conference in the build-up, with interviews and commentary from the speakers and other experts. Read the first blog here Find out more and register » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 19th, 2017

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What’s in the manifestos? Blog number 1 – Labour.

What do the manifestos have to say about building, energy and climate policy? By guest blogger, Mike Hannis. Welcome to this series of posts on the 2017 General Election manifestos, and thanks to Andy Simmonds for inviting me to write them. The aim is to separate out the parties’ concrete commitments from their plentiful rhetoric, focussing primarily on areas of interest to AECB members. In particular this will mean decoding what they have to say about building, energy and climate policy. I won’t be speculating on the parties’ chances of success, offering any advice on how to vote, or digressing too » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, General Election 2017 on May 19th, 2017

Woodbuild Wales 2017 Conference and Expo – 15th June

AECB members qualify for 40% discount on ticket price. New opportunities and innovatove solutions featuring the launch of the Powys Wood Encouragement Policy 9.30am – 4.30pm in Llandrindod Wells For full details and to book, click here. AECB members use discount code WBW when booking.  

Posted in General News on May 18th, 2017

APD completes Crawley’s first Passivhaus development

Crawley Borough Council’s first Passivhaus development, designed by Accredited Passivhaus Design, has been completed and certified to the Passivhaus Standard. Gales Place in Three Bridges provides 13 new affordable homes – six flats and seven houses – for local residents. Each property is so thermally efficient that a radiator and two towel rails will heat it even in mid-winter. The development is located on a complex site and provides a new urban space next to an existing community centre, safe routes to the adjacent primary school and car parking for residents and other local people. With triple glazing, high insulation » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on May 2nd, 2017

Introducing our latest members!

Welcome new AECB members! We are pleased to welcome our latest members .You will see that Mike Webb, eco friendly landlord and developer, has a link to his entry in our Member Directory.  This is because he has updated his profile which makes it more searchable and allows for much more information and photos than a basic listing.  This is a free listing for members who have joined as a company and can 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;   Mike Webb, eco » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 28th, 2017

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CarbonLite retrofit training course

Next retrofit course now underway but still time to register. As one group comes to the end of their CarbonLite retrofit training course, another group of candidates are just getting started with their e-learning this week. CarbonLite retrofit is an advanced level, e-learning course, aimed primarily at professionals working within the retrofit sector. The first module (starting this week for Cohort 3) introduces learners to the key themes and principles underpinning the programme and gives an overview of retrofit in both a national and international context. Module 2 (Buildings in the UK climate) starts next week, so there’s still time » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 28th, 2017

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New Passivhaus products section on Passivhaus Trust website.

List your Passivhaus products on the PHT ‘How to build a Passivhaus’ Knowledge Base. The Passivhaus Trust has developed a new Passivhaus products section for their ‘How to build a Passivhaus’ UK Knowledge Base‘. The new section will provide a unique reference source of PHT and AECB members’ products and systems which are suitable for use in Passivhaus developments. AECB members will receive a link from the product listing to their company website and their member listing on the AECB website. Manufacturers who list their products on the knowledge base will benefit in a number of ways: Promote your Passivhaus specific products to the ever-growing » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 27th, 2017

A big thank you to Neill Lewis on his retirement

Staff, Board and members show appreciation for one of AECB’s longest serving members. Sally Hall, one of the founders of the AECB recalls first meeting Neill way back in 1992 when he was helping organise a Friends of the Earth event in Malvern and her and Keith Hall (co-founder) were promoting the AECB. Shortly after he joined the AECB he very quickly became a very active member. He was appointed to the very first formal committee back in 2003, being first a committee member and later a Trustee when the AECB became a not for profit limited company. He attended » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 25th, 2017

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