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Regional Low Carbon Event – Tuesday 16th June 2015

The second regional low carbon event has now been organised for Tuesday 16 June, see attached download for full details.  As you may recall, the first Low Carbon Event was an introduction to the Zero Carbon Hub and some of the key issues around low carbon newbuild, such as the performance gap, construction details, consideration of build methods, an example in practice (Space Hus) and a Q&A session to explore the issues more. This second session follows up these themes.  The ZCH will update on their work and the practical implementation of low carbon building, as well as updating on the policy, » Read More

Posted in General News on May 21st, 2015

Energy Efficiency Watch Project – European Survey

The following email has been received from Christiane Egger with regard to the Energy Efficiency Watch project large European survey which is being carried out. In the framework of the Energy Efficiency Watch project, a large European survey on the status of implementation of energy efficiency policies in the EU Member States is being carried out. We have already received more than 500 answers from all over Europe, but so far had little response from the UK. I would therefore kindly ask for your help! Please take about 10 minutes of your time and fill out the survey here: The European Commission » Read More

Posted in General News on May 19th, 2015


Developing a Vision for Energy in Buildings

Invitation to Members of Parliament to a Reception in Portcullis House:  3 June 2015 ‘We pledge to accelerate the transition to a competitive, energy efficient low carbon economy’ said the Rt Hon David Cameron, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg and the Rt Hon Ed Milliband.  Their parties have also supported promoting buildings as a source of clean energy, and tackling fuel poverty.  But the lack of a strategy to achieve these aims costs the UK economy £12 billion per annum. Members of Parliament have been invited to attend a drinks reception in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House on Wednesday 3rd » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 13th, 2015


2015 UK Passivhaus Conference

The 2015 UK Passivhaus Conference, organised in partnership with the Passivhaus Trust and BRE, will offer an exciting and concentrated update of what has happened in the UK Passivhaus movement over the past year. Delegates will have a chance to learn about the development of large-scale UK housing projects and the challenges this provides. This one day conference will be held on October 20th 2015 at the Business Design Centre, London For the first time, there will be a mini trade show in the exhibition area, which will also include demonstration sessions on special feature product models. The trade show » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on May 11th, 2015

Job Vacancy: Architectural Freelancer for Jim Miller Design in Hove

Jim Miller Design (JMD) is a sustainable architectural practice based in Hove and is looking for a freelancer to assist with the preparing of drawings and visualisations for mainly residential retrofits and new builds. AutoCAD essential, SketchUP useful, but other software may be considered such as Revit. Knowledge of (or at least a keenness to learn) low energy/Passivhaus design is fundamental.   Ideally local to Sussex, but possible to work remotely with occasional visits to Brighton to discuss projects. Hoping to form a long term freelance relationship. Please contact Jim at

Posted in General News on May 8th, 2015

Certified Tradesperson Course with Whole House Energy – Norwich NR6

Venue: Norwich NR6 Next Dates: 8th June/6 July 2015 Cost: £800 plus VAT (Exam fee £175 plus VAT) 10% discount for Passivhaus Trust and AECB members For more details click here.

Posted in General News on May 8th, 2015

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Building with Straw Bales – Revised and Updated Full-Colour Edition of Bestselling Practical Book

Published 29th May 2015, but available for pre-order from the 16th May. With the first straw bale houses to be offered on the open market having gone on sale recently, straw bale building is an eco-friendly building technique that is finally entering the mainstream, enabling people to design and build their own home in a low-cost and environmentally friendly way. Building with Straw Bales: A practical manual for self-builders and architects is the revised and extended 3rd edition of Barbara Jones’, in full-colour for the first time, with stunning photos that provide inspiration as well as practical details. Barbara Jones is recognised » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News, General News on May 1st, 2015

Important Notice for all AECB Members

The AECB’s 2015 Conference and AGM is being held on 19th and 20th June 2015. The AGM business will be dealt with at 9.00am on 20th June 2015 and AECB members are invited to attend. The Agenda is set out below and is also posted on the AECB website with the Annual Report (including the report of the Chairman) and accounts for the period here. For full details of this exciting and stimulating conference please click here. If you wish to attend you are encouraged to book as soon as possible as numbers are limited. This year, subject to available places, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 1st, 2015

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Interact with us on Twitter, Facebook and through ‘Member News’

Members are encouraged to interact with us on Twitter and Facebook.  Let us know why you joined, how we have helped you and keep us up to date with any projects you are involved with.  Please ‘like’ and ‘follow’ to keep up to date with our news and events. Members can also share news about themselves or their company in our ‘Member News‘ area and in the Network Newsletter.  This could be a press release or an award you have recently won for a project, a product or your service, for example. If you are a Supporting Individual member, this may be details about » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 1st, 2015

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Green Open Homes Grants – Autumn 2015. Deadline 15 June

To stimulate new Green Open Homes events and boost the ambition of existing ones, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has a grant fund to help cover the costs of organising events which Green Open Homes are administering. Organisers of open homes events can now apply for grants of up to £7,500 for events taking place in September and October of this year. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2015. Supported events will be expected to feature a minimum of eight homes. Download the application form here. The new, simpler, application form has more focus on project plans and budgets » Read More

Posted in General News on May 1st, 2015

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