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The AECB Oxford Group Meet at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre

New AECB Group Leader for Oxford Arranges First Meeting for Members and Non Members We are delighted to welcome Paul Williamson as the new Group Leader for the Oxford and surrounding areas. Last Monday the group held its first meeting at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon. Paul Williamson, both the regional chair and a director of Beattie Passive, along with Lee Broomhall, their Business Development Manager welcomed AECB members and guests with a presentation on Passivhaus and Beattie Passive’s build system. The presentation stimulated many questions and comments, not just to Paul and Lee but also between » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 22nd, 2016

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Annual UK Passivhaus Conference & Expo – 25th October, London

AECB Members Offered Free Tickets to the UK Passivhaus Expo The annual UK Passivhaus Conference is taking place on the 25th October in London, held at the Business Design Centre in London. A 10% early bird discount is available until the 25th September.  More details and to book are here. Following on from the success of last year, the UK Passivhaus Expo, held alongside the Conference, will be open to the public in the afternoon. It is the largest Passivhaus exhibition in the country and a great place for newcomers to the Passivhaus Standard to learn more. Further information on the UK Passivhaus Expo » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 21st, 2016

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DIY Retrofit for Homeowners – November in Manchester/Salford

Carbon Co-op Running Hands On Course Covering Energy Efficiency Measures in the Home WHEN: 12th, 13th, 19th November 2016 WHERE: Manchester/Salford COST: £200-£350* (earlybird rates until 30th Sept) BOOK: http://diy-retrofit-2016.eventbrite.co.uk For DIY enthusiasts, self builders and practitioners, this course tackles the key areas of fabric upgrades applicable to most homes. Includes airtightness works and insulation covering basic measures such as draft-proofing, moving on to more complex subjects including floor and wall insulation. Find out more: http://carbon.coop/news/2016-09-11/diy-retrofit-homeowners Download Flyer Here *Bursaries are available please email info@carbon.coop for more information.

Posted in General News on September 21st, 2016

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STBA Masterclass 18th October, London – Discounted Rate for AECB Members

Surveying Retrofitted Buildings This Masterclass is being led by AECB Member, Richard Oxley and is aimed at anyone planning a retrofit or needing to asses the existing retrofit of an older building. The Masterclass will cover many issues and potential conflicts including determining the current condition and performance of the building, how not to exacerbate existing problems and avoiding new problems for the building. Download Full Details Here AECB Members qualify for the £90 +VAT (Partners) rate Times: from 2.00 until 6.00, followed by drinks and networking (until 7.00) Venue (for all Masterclasses): The Foundry 5 Baldwin Terrace Islington London N1 7RU

Posted in General News on September 21st, 2016

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AECB Local Groups Visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The AECB Milton Keynes Group and London Group Enjoy a Tour of Olympic Park The AECB Milton Keynes group joined up with members of the local London group for their August event, a walking tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Led by Phil Askew, currently the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Project Leader for Landscape and Urban Design with the London Legacy Development Corporation and previously the Olympic Delivery Authority,  Phil was the perfect person to share the story of the parks transformation from its toxic past to the vibrant, diverse hub it is today. During the two hour tour the groups explored both » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 2nd, 2016

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings: Emperor’s Clothes or the Most Significant New Buildings Policy Ever?

Robert Cohen Shares his Views on the Definition of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings When the government abandoned its long-nurtured zero carbon buildings policy soon after the May 2015 election, the EPBD requirement[1] for all new buildings to be Nearly Zero Energy from the end of 2020 was the last remaining hope on the policy horizon for truly low energy standards to be mandated for non-residential new build. Even after the referendum vote for Brexit, I believe they will still be coming to the UK. But if they do, will this policy deliver the intended transformational outcomes? That will all depend » Read More

Posted in Soapbox on August 25th, 2016

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Koru Architects Win Green Apple Award for Zero-Carbon House

AECB Members Presented with International Gold Award for Zero Carbon Eco-House Koru Architects has won a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and were presented with the Gold Award in the architecture category at a glamorous ceremony in London this month. The prestigious international award was for a zero-carbon eco-house designed by Koru Architects, located in Lloyd Close, Hove. The detached property, which also houses Koru Architects’ company office, is run on 100% renewable energy via solar panels and a biomass boiler, even generating enough power to export a surplus to the grid. It is constructed using natural materials such as sustainable timber, hemp-fibre insulation and natural paints. » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on August 24th, 2016

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AECB Milton Keynes Group Visit a Passivhaus Build

Group Visit to a Passivhaus in Tring Using PH15 System The AECB Milton Keynes Group took the opportunity to visit a Passivhaus Build in Tring recently.  It was a well turned out event, with interest in both Passivhaus and the PH15 system.  Janet Cotterell, the projects architect, showed members around and gave a good explanation of the development of the system and products used and how, if kept to a simple design, costs and performance targets could be met. Watch out for details of the next event in London.  

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 9th, 2016

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Passivhaus Bitesize Training Courses Launched

AECB CarbonLite Launch New Passivhaus Training Courses We are delighted to announce that Passivhaus Bitesize Training is now available in four afternoon sessions.  Learn about the Principles of Passivhaus and apply them to your projects. The courses will run during September and November in London and Bristol. Download Passivhaus Bitesize Training Information  

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 8th, 2016

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Register for Free Tickets to London Build, Olympia – October 26th & 27th

Register for free tickets to London Build (Olympia, October 26th & 27th) to network with thousands of attendees from contractors, developers, architects, government and other construction industry professionals. The format of the London Build provides significant networking and business development opportunities, as well as providing education and training on the future of the construction industry. The show will feature 6 exhibition zones: Materials, Plant Machinery & Equipment, Building, Green Build, Interiors and Infrastructure. This is achieved through an Expo, Conference, CPD accredited Training Workshops, and ‘Meet the Buyer’ sessions. Sign up for free tickets to London Build here.

Posted in General News on August 8th, 2016

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