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AECB membership as a Christmas gift

Treat a friend or family member to AECB membership for Christmas If family or friends have an interest in sustainable, low energy building have you considered gifting them a one year membership?  Our student rate is just £36.00 and supporting individual rate is £54.00.  We can arrange a special letter or email to accompany the membership. To see membership benefits click here. To arrange your gift or to discuss further, email here.  

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 2nd, 2016


Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo – February 15th 2017 in London

Discounted rate for AECB members and earlybird rate Time: 9.00 – 17.30, followed by drinks and networking Venue: Roberts Building, UCL, London Tickets: from £75.00.  Use code ‘EARLYBIRD” for a 20% discount AECB members qualify for the ‘Partners Rate’.  In addition, use ‘EARLYBIRD’ to get a 20% discount until 31/12/16 Download Flyer Book here

Posted in General News on November 22nd, 2016

Vacancy: Technical Sales Adviser at Mike Wye & Associates Ltd

Full time position based in north Devon For full details and and to apply click here.

Posted in General News on November 21st, 2016

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Experienced architect and certified Passivhaus designer give thumbs up to our retrofit training

Meet the students and find out why they are recommending our retrofit training We are excited to be preparing certificates for students who have now come to the end of their retrofit training. Other students have chosen to do the course over a longer period of time which is proving just how adaptable the training can be when students lead busy lives. We caught up with some students to find out a bit more about them, their experience of the course and most importantly, how it will help them. Margaret, an Architect in practice for 33 years, has been involved » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on November 15th, 2016

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New group leader in Northern Ireland

Members and non members welcome to join group We are delighted that Iain Kirkpatrick has volunteered to be a group leader for us. Currently working with Butler & Young Ltd, Corporate Approved Inspectors,  Iain is a Chartered Building Engineer and Environmentalist and has been specialising in building regulation compliance for roughly 23 years throughout the UK. The most recent 10 of these years, has seen his increasing interest in environmentally conscious building, having gained a Masters Degree in Energy & Sustainable Building Design during this time. Iain envisages developing a local network of like minded people, keen to inform and learn » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on November 12th, 2016

Fabric First Institute launch at Easton and Otley College, Easton, Norwich.
All the sponsors gather in front of the completed building.
Photography by Simon Finlay Photography.

Whole House Energy Launch Fabric First Institute Project

Fabric First Institue Project to Support Delivery of Homes to Passivhaus Standard in Norwich Last week saw the launch of the Fabric First Institute project, a £200k grant funded project, aimed at up skilling construction tradespeople in East Anglia in low energy building techniques. The project has seen delivery of a one and a half storey ‘Fabric First’ (Passivhaus) demonstration unit, built on the campus of Easton and Otley College outside Norwich.  The unit has been built using different materials (timber frame and brick and block) to demonstrate the different approaches and how these can be detailed. The aim of the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on November 11th, 2016


PHPP Experience Required at HPW in Hampshire

German Speaking, Experienced Project Architect or Senior Technologist Required HPW Architecture are looking for a German speaking, experienced Project Architect or Senior Technologist to join their Hampshire based team. Our ideal candidate will have extensive PHPP experience, and ideally knowledge of Vectorworks and Mac systems.   For our increasing domestic and commercial projects throughout Europe we need someone with first hand experience of the German planning system as well as Passivhaus Certification. Sustainability runs throughout, therefore interest in and experience of Healthy Buildings, BREEAM, LEED, renewable technologies and high performing building envelopes is essential. If this describes you, please get in » Read More

Posted in General News on November 10th, 2016

Introducing our latest members

Welcome new AECB members! We are pleased to welcome our latest members . You will see that Urbane Eco Ltd link to the their directory 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.  This is a free listing for members who have paid as a company and can be done by logging into  If you need a reminder of your log in details, email here. Find out more about some of our members below; FmK Architecture Ltd, Antrim Ronan says; “FmK Architecture » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on November 10th, 2016

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Sustainable buildings must engage our emotions, AECB conference hears

Mark Siddall shares his experience of our latest conference with Passive House + readers This article can be found in issue 18 (page 15) of the Passive House + Magazine which is free to AECB members Have you ever had one of those moments of immense clarity when things just slot into place in ways that they have never done before? I’m guessing you have. In my experience they happen at random points in time. They are completely unexpected. I had one of those moments at the AECB Conference this year, but before I tell you any more about it » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on November 2nd, 2016

the company receiving the award

AECB Members Scoop Two National Awards

Double Award Success for Mike Wye & Associates Ltd Congratulations to AECB Members, Mike Wye & Associates Ltd from North Devon on their recent awards.  They were named ‘Best Builders Merchant for Self Builders’ at the Build It Awards in September and have since gone on to achieve ‘Best Rural Manufacturing Business’ at the Rural Business Awards. There was strong competition from large national and regional companies at the Build it Awards hosted in London so Mike Wye was thrilled to receive the award in recognition the customer service which his team offer.  Ryan Stojic, the General Manager at Mike Wye & Associates said: » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on November 1st, 2016

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