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The Enterprise Centre Site Tours – Norwich

Tours will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest design and build progress.  The tour dates specified below will provide you with the opportunity to see first-hand the innovative timber frame structure and low carbon concrete foundations.  The morning tours will also include an opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the design team. 8.30-11.00am    17 September, 29 October and 10 December 2014 8.30-1.00pm     3 September, 15 October and 12 November 2014 – including technical session 1.30-4.00pm     1 October and 27 November 2014 Please note: we anticipate that tours of The Enterprise Centre will be » Read More

Posted in General News on September 1st, 2014

Adapt Low Carbon Group: programme of site tours and seminars

Adapt Low Carbon Group are very pleased to announce the latest programme of site tours and seminars based around the design, build and post occupancy of The Enterprise Centre building. The programme includes tours of The Enterprise Centre building site and seminars across the region. These are run by the Centre for the Built Environment (CBE), part of the Adapt Low Carbon Group, during the course of the year as part of a package of EU funded business support. Eligible businesses in the East of England can attend these seminars for free as part of EU funded business support. Places are » Read More

Posted in General News on September 1st, 2014

The Community Energy Awards 2014

All over the UK, community energy projects are being established to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings, reduce fuel poverty and make renewable energy more affordable. That’s why Energise London, a community energy organisation has established the UK Community Energy Awards and we will be working closely with others in the sector to deliver this important milestone. We are pleased to announce that AECB member, Tina Holt, has been shortlisted as one the finalists for Green Energy Champion for the 2014 UK Community Energy Awards.  The awards are the first of their kind with an extraordinarily high quality » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on September 1st, 2014

UK Passivhaus Conference 2014

The UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 is being organised by the Passivhaus Trust and the BRE, together with their supporting partners and affiliates. The conference will explore how Passivhaus can be used to help deliver near and zero energy buildings. The conference will include all the features from last year and more, again crammed into just one day, including leading-edge project presentations, detailed project case studies, a full-scale exhibition room and networking sessions to bring you up-to-date with all the latest research and practice! Learn about: How forthcoming requirements for near and zero energy buildings relate to Passivhaus Delivery of Passivhaus at scale, both » Read More

Posted in General News on September 1st, 2014

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 3 – September 2014

Whether you enjoyed previous blogs and have returned for more, or are a completely new reader, welcome to AECB Water Blog 3. We hope you enjoy it.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I will do my best to cover it. A tale of two toilets “It is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done” came to mind recently as I peered with great intent at the rear » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on August 28th, 2014

SuperHome Open Days – September 2014

SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions – at least 60% less! This is a chance to see eco renovation at its impressive best as the pioneering owners open their doors. Entry is free. Visit older homes renovated for 5 star carbon saving comfort How do you renovate an older family home for 5 star carbon saving comfort? Find out this September when SuperHome Open Days let you get the inside story on 60 exceptional home improvement projects. SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower » Read More

Posted in General News on August 8th, 2014

Vacancy: Building Physics Consultant. Closing Date 17th August 2014

Encraft are currently looking for a Passivhaus and Building Physics Consultant to join their growing team. Further details here: http://www.encraft.co.uk/about-us/join-us/senior-passivhaus-consultant/ Closing date 17th August.

Posted in General News on August 4th, 2014

Lewes Eco Open Houses

Lewes Eco Open Houses will run its fifth annual event over two weekends in September 2014.  16 eco-friendly homes will open their doors to the public, six for the first time. The inspiring homes on show range from renovated Victorian cottages to 1960′s conversions and stunning architect designed new-build properties.  Properties in the villages and countryside feature exciting off grid measures such as air, ground and water source heat pumps, as well as being examples of good eco building. All have drastically cut their electricity, gas and water bills as well as carbon emissions. The homes are free to visit » Read More

Posted in General News on August 4th, 2014

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New Business Development Manager Joins Beattie Passive

Beattie Passive welcomes Jason Dorks as a Business Development manager to further develop the company’s portfolio of clients and to extend the market opportunities particularly within the housing sectors. Jason brings with him over 16 years of business development experience in both new build and retrofit sectors working with a vast range of clients from architects, developers, MC`s, Ha`s and local authorities and has been instrumental in a number of Passivhaus schemes including the UEA, Exemplar Enterprise Scheme and the Clenchwarton scheme for Freebridge Community Housing providing high performance technical building envelope solutions on time and on budget. Jason has » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on August 1st, 2014

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new bold design: Greendale Cottage Wins Top Northern Award

Building on the recent success of Elm Tree House in winning a local LABC award in May, new bold design has now won the award for Best Individual New Home at the 2014 Northern LABC Building Excellence Awards held at The Hilton Hotel in Newcastle. Greendale Cottage is the first Band A passive house in County Durham, providing a very low energy home and office in a Conservation Area and the Upper Weardale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Constructed in accordance with PassivHaus design principles, it is a highly-insulated, airtight building with no central heating system, relying on natural solar » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on August 1st, 2014

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