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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

Good Homes Alliance – Debate on the Future of Sustainable Housing & AGM, London

Monday 6th June, 4.30pm – 7.30 pm UBM Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NV Download Event Details Here

Posted in General News on May 25th, 2016

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Anti-European Obsession with Kettles and Toasters is Distorting the Energy Efficiency Debate

Andrew Warren Argues those Hostile to Europe are Trying to Block Energy/Carbon Saving Measures Republished from New rules could save eight million tonnes of oil and 10 million tonnes of CO2 – but Leave campaigners ignore these benefits when attacking EU efficiency standards, argues Andrew Warren The European Commission’s plan of action for the next round of ecodesign and energy labeling regulation of energy consuming equipment has been deliberately delayed, allegedly due to the forthcoming UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The long list of possible product energy efficiency measures, originally announced in 2014 to be under » Read More

Posted in Soapbox on May 25th, 2016

Job Vacancy: Technical Sales Adviser

Mike Wye & Associates Ltd. are looking for a Technical Sales Adviser working from their rural headquarters in Devon. Candidates should have a keen interest or background in areas such as: sustainable construction, natural insulation materials, traditional buildings or environmental management. The ability to work under pressure in a busy office environment is also required. For more details click here.

Posted in General News on May 16th, 2016

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Innovate UK to Invest up to £15 Million in Innovation Projects in Manufacturing and/or Materials

Manufacturing and Materials Competition Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. They will fund projects that aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth. For full details click here.

Posted in General News on May 10th, 2016

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Important Notice for all AECB Members

The AECB’s 2016 Conference and AGM is being held at the Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia Friday 15th July and Saturday 16th July 2016. The agm business will be dealt with at 9am on Saturday 16th July and AECB members are invited to attend. The Agenda will be posted here shortly with the accounts for the period. 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, non members are welcome to attend. Please note » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 6th, 2016

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Koru Architects Pitch their Zero-Carbon PassivPod to Richard Branson

Zero Carbon Holiday Home in Virgin Business Voom Competition Koru Architects designed a contemporary, sustainable, zero-carbon luxury holiday home which was previously a finalist in the 2014 Sunday Times Eco House Competition. The PassivPod has recently been entered into Richard Branston’s Virgin VOOM 2016 Business Innovation Competition which offers winners up to £250,000 in business development support to help bring their vision to life.  To read more about the PassivPod and to see their pitch, click here.

Posted in AECB Member News on May 6th, 2016

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Venue for AECB Annual Conference, TEC Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

The Enterprise Centre Shortlisted for Architects Journal Building of the Year The Enterprise Centre, a thatch-clad building at the University of East Anglia by Architype has been shortlisted for the highly prestigious Architects Journal Building of the Year.  The winner will be announced on 8th June.  This is an international award and the centre has been shortlisted amongst the new city hall in Buenos Aires as well as some national buildings.  Read more here. For more photos of the venue and to read more about our 2016 AECB ADAPT Conference being held at the TEC on 15th and 16th July click here.

Posted in AECB Latest News on May 5th, 2016

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Evidence Hearing 3rd May : Smart Meters

House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee – Smart Meters Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 2.15 pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House The Science and Technology Committee holds a one-off evidence session on Smart meters. Watch it online at Parliament TV. Witnesses: At 2.15 pm ·         Nick Hunn, Chief Technology Officer, WiFore Consulting Ltd ·         Pam Conway, Head of Smart Strategy, British Gas ·         Dr Sarah J Darby, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford At 3.10 pm ·         Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Department of Energy and Climate Change ·         Daron Walker, Senior Responsible Owner, » Read More

Posted in General News on April 28th, 2016


AECB Three Counties Group Visit Large Build in Herefordshire

AECB Three Counties Group Visit New Build Project Deieck Ltd offered the Three Counties Group the opportunity to see TECHNOpor glass foam aggregate being applied and compacted by them, for a new large (156m3) build project in St Weonards in Herefordshire.  Group members found the visit informative. The TECHNOpor forms the under-slab insulation for a low-energy house designed by John Gabb Associates of Cheltenham.

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 25th, 2016

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