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AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course

First Cohort of Students Provide Positive Feedback on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course The first cohort of 42 students are currently working through our new CarbonLite Retrofit on-line course which brings together a wealth of knowledge on low energy building retrofit including drawing on Passivhaus Enerphit experience. It is the first advanced retrofit course of this type in the UK, providing the tools to understand how buildings interact with moisture and energy and what makes for a comfortable and healthy environment. The students are working through on-line modules allowing them to fit the learning around their work or other commitments. At the end of » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 23rd, 2016

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Passivhaus Open Days June 24th – 26th in Gresford, North Wales

Your Chance to Visit a Passivhaus Under Construction AECB members are currently building a prestigious new house in Gresford, near Wrexham, North Wales to Passivhaus standard. If you are interested in visiting this Passivhaus under construction from June 24th to 26th, please contact Tim on 07703 504381 for site details and times.   To see more details about the house, please click here. AECB Team Involved  –  Simmonds.Mills architects with Tim Martel, CEPH designer Alan Clarke, M & E Bob Johnson, BJSE structural engineers Ecovert Solutions, Tim Hulse – builder

Posted in AECB general news, Events on June 23rd, 2016

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HPW Architecture Share a Case Study Prior to Conference Debate

Gary Wilburn from HPW Architecture is running a debate session at the AECB Annual Conference in July – ‘Low Carbon in the Commercial World’.  He aims to demonstrate through live and recent project case studies how HPW Architecture are applying Low Carbon, Low Energy, highly insulated solutions to commercial and large scale projects. He looks forward to debating the subject with AECB members and discussing how we reach out to a wider and mainstream audience to adapt a fabric first approach. Case Study: Rushden Lakes Leisure, Tourism & Retail Development, Northamptonshire From the very first site visit, HPW Architecture have led the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on June 23rd, 2016

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Are you Certified as a Passivhaus Designer?

AECB Members Certified as Passivhaus Designers can be Listed on our Website We are currently updating our information on the above and this is a chance for AECB members who are certified as Passivhaus Designers to be promoted. If you want to be listed and you are qualified as a Passivhaus Designer please email here.  You will need to provide evidence of your qualification and your contact details for listing.

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 22nd, 2016

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The AECB Milton Keynes Group Preview New Homeworld 50

The AECB Milton Keynes Group Find Out About the Fourth Great Milton Keynes Housing Exhibition The AECB Milton Keynes Group recently saw a preview of the new Homeworld 50 ahead of the official launch.  Homeworld 50 is to be a housing festival to attract innovative homes of the future to the centre of Milton Keynes, in celebration of the town’s 50th birthday. The presentation included details of the site, opportunities and the criteria for selection and generated a great deal of debate. It is hoped that the project will showcase smart homes technology to encourage developers and designers to get involved with » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 21st, 2016

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Retrofitting – the Effective way to Achieve C02 Savings in the UK Housing Sector

Soapbox Article by Claus Best Discussing the Benefits of Retrofitting With the Government’s vote to scrap zero carbon homes and estimation that the UK population will rise by almost 10 million by 2035, there is no better time to start pushing – and I mean really pushing – the retrofitting of existing homes to achieve CO2 savings. Without action, the toxic cocktail of poorly built homes and a rapidly growing population will have wide reaching implications for the nation. One major problem is the downgrading of planned building standards, which are again slipping behind the times and expectations of the industry itself. Insulation » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on June 14th, 2016

A Big Welcome to our Newest Members

Find out More About Some of our New AECB Members!   Vaventis, Netherlands Jerom from Vaventis says: “Homes are finally becoming thermally efficient. The improved insulation in renovated and new homes keeps warmth in to save energy, but also keeps fresh air out. The indoor atmosphere becomes stale because CO2 levels rise and moulds appear, which is undesirable and unhealthy.  Fresh-r® gets the stale air out and lets fresh air in but keeps the chill out. It permanently takes care of an indoor atmosphere that makes people feel good. The fresh-r® has been awarded by Passive House as best performing decentral ventilation system with heat recovery. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 13th, 2016

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The AECB Offers Help and Guidance with the Omnisense Remote Monitoring System

New Monitoring Analysis Brochure Availiable for the Omnisense Remote Monitoring System The AECB offers a preferential rate for the Omnisense remote monitoring system for projects that would benefit from environmental condition monitoring. We currently monitor 10 sites for the Carbonlite Retrofit course and 2 more for commercial clients and have considerable experience in monitoring and interpretation.  We are now extending this service to AECB members. To download the new AECB Monitoring Analysis Service Brochure and to find out more about our offer click here.

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 7th, 2016

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The Enterprise Centre, Venue for AECB Annual Conference Wins Award

The Enterprise Centre Wins Built Environment Category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards The Enterprise Centre, one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe has been announced as the 2016 winner in the built environment category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. This low carbon, thatch clad building is the University of East Anglia’s newest, greenest building and was purpose built to deliver the university’s enterprise activities alongside teaching.  It is managed by the Adapt Low Carbon Group. This award winning  building is the venue for our 2016 Conference being held on 15th and 16th July.  This will be a unique opportunity » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 31st, 2016

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Opportunity to Visit a Straw Bale Passivhaus as Part of the AECB Annual Conference

Book Your Place at the AECB Annual Conference to Visit this Straw Bale Passivhaus The AECB Annual Conference is taking place at the Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia in Norwich on 15th and 16th July. New for this year’s conference are trips to local buildings including AECB Trustee Fran Bradshaw’s inspiring straw bale passivhaus. Places are limited for these visits so do book early as they will be on a first come, first served basis in order of registration. This new build straw-bale thatched house in Hickling, Norfolk, is partly contractor and partly self built. A primary timber frame in Douglas-fir supports » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 27th, 2016

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