AECB AGM November 22, Oxford

We are pleased to confirm the date and location for the next AECB AGM, 22 November in Oxford at 13:00. This will take place alongside the next Eco Connect regional event which takes place at The King’s Centre, Oxford. Eco Connect South East will focus on how to improve the quality of domestic newbuild and retrofit in the Thames Valley and surrounding counties. It is delivered in partnership with the AECB and key local authorities in the region. Members wishing to exhibit should contact Osmosis welcome your thoughts and ideas – contact them on 01785 711 574. AECB members can enter the » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

Update from the AECB Team!

It’s been a busy and exciting summer for AECB with lots of positive changes. We’ve expanded our team to include a new Development & Communications Manager (Daniel Purchase) and we also have an intern working on membership matters (Katie Hammonds). Alongside this, we are excited to inform you that we have a new office in Hereford. We welcome our members to get in touch, come along and meet the team in person at our new office. With the new faces, we can offer our network a more personal service with even more membership benefits – look out for our Patron » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

UK Passivhaus Conference, London 2017

The conference will focus on the future of the Passivhaus movment in the UK. Head along to London on 24th October in to discover what the experts think about this topic, along with talks on the latest exciting Passivhaus developments and research. There is also still time to enter the competition to win some free wall space in the exhibition hall of the UK Passivhaus Conference.This opportunity is only open to complete and certified Passivhaus projects. They can be of any scale, location or typology, although, we are particularly looking for projects that will appeal to social housing providers, local » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News, General News on August 3rd, 2017

Future Designers: Passivhaus Winners

The Passivhaus Student Competition, sponsored by Tarmac, aims to empower the next generation of architects and engineers to adopt the Passivhaus Standard The competition focussed on energy efficiency, eliminating the performance gap and occupant health & wellbeing – all of which are rising up UK construction agenda. The competition equips students with Passivhaus knowledge and offers an opportunity to implement Passivhaus methodology on their proposals, allowing them to address these factors at the start of the design process rather than as sustainable bolt-on. Six projects were awarded the prize, coming from University of Bath, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield and The » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on August 1st, 2017

Adele Mills

CarbonLite retrofit graduate finds training course an excellent CPD.

Adele Mills receives Passivhaus credit points on completion of our CarbonLite retrofit course. Congratulations to Adele and all other recent graduates of our CarbonLite Retrofit Course! We spoke to Adele Mills to find out why she took the course and how it would benefit her in the future. Adele has been a registered architect since 1989. Before setting up the partnership Simmonds.Mills with Andy Simmonds (AECB CEO) in 1992, she worked as an architect for Leeds Federated Housing Association, and for private practices in Bristol and Liverpool providing experience in architectural practice; contract management, low-cost housing, community projects and public participation. In » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2017

Upgrading our Energy System: Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan.

Plan is in response to evidence submitted by the AECB and over 200 other responses. You may recall that we submitted evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at the beginning of this year. Recently, BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark announced the publication of Upgrading our energy system: a smart systems and flexibility plan. This Plan is the response to the Call for Evidence on a Smart, Flexible Energy System which Greg Clark also launched in November, informed by over 200 responses. This publication sets out the specific actions BEIS, Ofgem and others will take to realise a smart, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2017

Introducing our new members!

Welcome new AECB members! We are pleased to welcome our latest members .You will see that Green&Blue is linked to their 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.  It is free to enhance a listing for members who have joined as a company and your profile can be updated by logging into  If you need a reminder of your log in details to do this please email here. Find out more about some of our new members below: Green&Blue, Cornwall Faye Clifton » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2017

Tim Martel working on computer

Congratulations to Tim Martel who receives Passivhaus designer designation for next 5 years.

A large Passivhaus project results in Tim’s certification. AECB member, Tim Martel is a freelance Chartered Architectural Technologist and Passivhaus Designer who regularly undertakes work for Simmonds Mills and gives training in the AECB’s REALcosting retrofit software to members through Optimal Retrofit ( Like all Passivhaus designers, Tim needed to renew his Passivhaus qualification after 5 years so was lucky to be able to work on a large Passivhaus project rather than collect points from CPD courses which can be the more difficult route.  The project was a detached, two storey build in Wrexham where Tim worked as the PH » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on August 1st, 2017


Natural Fibre Insulation CPDs in London.

Discounted rate for AECB members! Dates: September 19th, October 26th, November 23rd Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: The Foundry, 5 Baldwin Terrace, London, N1 7RU Natural insulation products and systems are beginning to move from the margins of UK construction into more widespread use. But what are the benefits? The ASBP has developed an introductory CPD containing 2 hours of core curriculum content to provide architects and specifiers with knowledge of the wide range of products and systems available on the market. You will gain an understanding of designing with natural fibre insulation, health, safety and sustainability aspects » Read More

Posted in General News on August 1st, 2017

Free entry to Grand Designs Live for AECB Members

This year Grand Designs Live takes an even more sustainable approach as it heads to Birmingham, 11-13 October Every year, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes celebrates the best conceptual and eco-friendly construction ideas. Kevin chooses his top 10 heroes from small-scale start-ups to big businesses setting a green example for the rest of the industry and each of their products will be on display at the show. It’s the perfect place to find inspiration for your own self-build plans and eco developments. At the last show in London earlier this year they carried out a press morning where several experts, some » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on July 31st, 2017

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