Vacancy: Architectural Technician Required in Norwich

Architectural Technician Required at Beattie Passive Beattie Passive are expanding so if you are an architectural technician looking for a new challenge, have a keen interest in Passivhaus and sustainability have a look at the job description here and forward your CV together with a covering letter here.  

Posted in General News on October 25th, 2016

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Advanced Retrofit Training Course Continues to Win Member Approval

Students Share More Positive Experiences of the Online Retrofit Training Course Two more current students nearing the end of our CarbonLite Online Retrofit Training Course tell us why they decided to enrol and the benefits they are now enjoying.  Jon, from Hertfordshire tells us that the course ‘exceeded his expectations’ and Richard, from West Yorkshire demonstrates how he was able to work full time whilst studying due to the convenience of the online training resources. Jon is a self employed Property Manager, mainly looking after rental properties but occasionally overseeing building works following a house renovation and two self builds.  He is now in » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 11th, 2016

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Students Share Positive Reviews of the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course

Current Students Tell us why they are Finding the CarbonLite Retrofit Course Invaluable We are excited to confirm that our first cohort of students are close to satisfactorily completing the eight on-line modules of our first CarbonLite Retrofit Course, fitting their learning around work and other commitments.  They have been continually assessed by questions, homework and through webinars with input from experienced AECB tutors who have first hand experience of retrofit. A big thanks go to these students for their feedback and reviews which is being used to refine the course even further.  We are now taking bookings for the next course starting on » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 30th, 2016


AECB Regional Events Planning for 2017

Let us have your Views to Help Plan AECB Regional Events for 2017 We are planning to organise four regional events for 2017 with our next Annual Conference in 2018.  This is in an effort to engage with members/non members who have not been able to make previous conferences due to distance, cost or time constraints. If regional events would be of interest to you in 2017, please let us have your views by responding to the survey below.  We welcome views from non members who would be interested too. As a thank you, we will be conducting a prize draw where one respondent » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 29th, 2016

Introducing our Newest AECB Members

Welcome New AECB Members! We are pleased to welcome our latest members . You will see that Beco Products 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. Meet some of our new members below; Mead: Energy & Architectural Design Ltd, London Kym says; “MEAD: Energy » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 29th, 2016


The AECB Oxford Group Meet at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre

New AECB Group Leader for Oxford Arranges First Meeting for Members and Non Members We are delighted to welcome Paul Williamson as the new Group Leader for the Oxford and surrounding areas. Last Monday the group held its first meeting at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon. Paul Williamson, both the regional chair and a director of Beattie Passive, along with Lee Broomhall, their Business Development Manager welcomed AECB members and guests with a presentation on Passivhaus and Beattie Passive’s build system. The presentation stimulated many questions and comments, not just to Paul and Lee but also between » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 22nd, 2016

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Free Place on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course

Fran Bradshaw, Deputy Chair of AECB Conveys her Message from the Latest Conference As you will be aware, we held our Conference recently and we wanted to let you know the message which was given to members there by Fran Bradshaw, Deputy Chair. Fran conveyed her thanks, on behalf of all the Trustees, to all members for their contributions which have allowed us to contribute to the on-going national debate on the future of our buildings.  Not only this, but we have successfully launched the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course, again as a result of contributions. The AECB’s strapline is ‘Building Knowledge,’ » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 4th, 2016

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AECB Local Groups Visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The AECB Milton Keynes Group and London Group Enjoy a Tour of Olympic Park The AECB Milton Keynes group joined up with members of the local London group for their August event, a walking tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Led by Phil Askew, currently the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Project Leader for Landscape and Urban Design with the London Legacy Development Corporation and previously the Olympic Delivery Authority,  Phil was the perfect person to share the story of the parks transformation from its toxic past to the vibrant, diverse hub it is today. During the two hour tour the groups explored both » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 2nd, 2016

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings: Emperor’s Clothes or the Most Significant New Buildings Policy Ever?

Robert Cohen Shares his Views on the Definition of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings When the government abandoned its long-nurtured zero carbon buildings policy soon after the May 2015 election, the EPBD requirement[1] for all new buildings to be Nearly Zero Energy from the end of 2020 was the last remaining hope on the policy horizon for truly low energy standards to be mandated for non-residential new build. Even after the referendum vote for Brexit, I believe they will still be coming to the UK. But if they do, will this policy deliver the intended transformational outcomes? That will all depend » Read More

Posted in Soapbox on August 25th, 2016

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Koru Architects Win Green Apple Award for Zero-Carbon House

AECB Members Presented with International Gold Award for Zero Carbon Eco-House Koru Architects has won a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and were presented with the Gold Award in the architecture category at a glamorous ceremony in London this month. The prestigious international award was for a zero-carbon eco-house designed by Koru Architects, located in Lloyd Close, Hove. The detached property, which also houses Koru Architects’ company office, is run on 100% renewable energy via solar panels and a biomass boiler, even generating enough power to export a surplus to the grid. It is constructed using natural materials such as sustainable timber, hemp-fibre insulation and natural paints. » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on August 24th, 2016

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