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AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Programme

The 2015 AECB Annual Conference is being held at The Edge, University of Sheffield on 19th and 20th June 2015 and will see the launch of the AECB’s CarbonLite Retrofit (CLR) programme, developed over the last 2 years. It has been created for those thinking about how existing buildings can be modified to use less energy and be more comfortable whilst reducing moisture related risks. It consists of a knowledge base for members; a web based training course and a self certification system for retrofit projects. The CLR course concentrates on developing a good understanding of issues related to heat » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 17th, 2015

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Funding for Green Open Homes Events – Apply now for Grants of up to £2,500

The Green Open Homes network had a hugely successful first year, facilitating hundreds of homes to open to the public and inspiring over 10,000 visitors to crossed the energy efficient thresholds. Run in conjunction with Bristol Green Doors, the network supports low carbon open homes events across the country by providing free advice and resources to organising groups. For those hoping to run new or repeat events, they’ve got some great news – grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available for events happening before the end of May 2015. Applications will be assessed and winners selected on a first-come-first-served basis until the funding pot » Read More

Posted in General News on April 7th, 2015

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Welcome to our New Members

A warm welcome to the following new members who have joined the AECB recently; Newton Architects Tyne-Wear Price & Myers London Simon Wilkinson London Richard Gaete-Holmes East Sussex Antonio Viejo Spain DSAI Limited Cheshire Forward Planning Suffolk Tom Fowlie London Hagop Matossian London Tom Elliott London Devilfish Design Limited Middlesex Fiona Darey Architecture & Interiors Somerset ARK Cornwall Martin Ingham Norwich Green Triangle Studio Manchester Gemma Woolrych Interiors London To ensure you are making the most of your membership, please click here. In order to have full access to our website, you will need to log in with your username » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 7th, 2015

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AECB Local Groups – A Good Way to Stay Inspired

This article was published recently in the Spring edition of the Green Building Magazine (free to AECB members.) The article gives a flavour of some of the activities you could get involved with as a member and gives news about forthcoming events.    You will discover that members are keen to share their knowledge and expertise on different aspects of sustainable building.  

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 3rd, 2015


AECB CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Course in London – Starts 27th April

Last chance to book for the full course in London. Contact Ingrid Bravo on 01752452546 or email London Venue:  The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) in South Bank ·         Week 1: 27th-30th April ·         Week 2: 11th-15th May ·         Exam:  29th May Additional one day course on 1st May: Introduction to Psi values (am) with Marine Sanchez – morning session DesignPH (pm) with Dave Edwards – afternoon session Passivhaus and Low Energy Building Design is rapidly becoming an essential skill for Architects, Consultants and Self-builders. Our course will give you the confidence to tackle UK low energy projects along with more » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 2nd, 2015


AECB Annual Conference and AGM 19-20 June 2015 – University of Sheffield

Early Booking Deadline: 22 May 2015 This year’s conference is looking good. We are working with Fionn Stevenson and others from The Architecture Department at the University of Sheffield. Fiona has long been interested in issues around monitoring and usability so these will be two of the themes of this year’s conference With the launch of the AECBs CarbonLite Retrofit (CLR) we will be looking at different retrofit initiatives including one off and community based schemes. We are currently confirming the workshops and presenters but it’s looking like it will be a good one! The online booking facility is now » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 1st, 2015


Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) 2013 Version and SketchUp Design plugin:designPH

Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) 2013 Version  and SketchUp Design plugin: design PH The English version of the 2013 issue of PHPP (PHPP8) has been released and is available to purchase at £125 plus VAT online from: If you already have a copy of an earlier version of PHPP (eg PHPP7) you can upgrade to PHPP8 at the reduced price of £105 plus VAT.  This can now be done online at The AECB has entered into a contract with the Passivhaus Institute (PHI) to sell the new SketchUp plugin designPH (English version).  You can buy it now at the AECB » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 31st, 2015


Omnisense Remote Monitoring System

The AECB has negotiated an ongoing rate of benefit to members and can offer the Omnisense remote monitoring system at significantly preferential terms to AECB members for projects that would benefit from environmental condition monitoring.  The Omnisense system is a web-based remote monitoring system for buildings that measures relative humidity, temperature and moisture level. Currently members who have taken up this offer are monitoring various internal wall insulation constructions, insulated suspended timber floors, conditions within brickwork that has been externally insulated, etc To obtain a quotation for the Omnisense Remote Monitoring System please contact   A forum board has been » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 31st, 2015

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Encraft Launch a Range of Free CPDs for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Architects

Encraft’s Building Physics team have launched a range of FREE CPDs for local authorities, housing associations and architects – to be delivered at your offices normally during lunchtime. An indicative list of topics is here.  Topics range from Passivhaus for New Build/Retrofit to Retrofitting Traditional Buildings. To schedule a free Building Physics CPD, email Sameer Shirodkar or call 01926 331969.

Posted in General News on March 31st, 2015

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Encraft Annual Conference – 23rd April 2015 in Birmingham

Encraft’s Building Physics team, in association with Sustainability West Midlands, are organising our annual conference themed on Passivhaus and Low Carbon Building: Delivering 2016 Standards on 23rd April (0930-1400) in Birmingham. The agenda for the day is here. Book your place here or email for further information.

Posted in General News on March 31st, 2015

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