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SHIFT Awards 2016

Sustainability Awards for Housing Sector Recognising Outstanding Sustainability Projects and Achievements Submissions Close at 12pm on 15th June 2016 Read Full Details Here

Posted in General News on March 25th, 2016

WiBE Sustainability Event: Thursday 19th May 2016

Women in the Built Environment Event at the University of East Anglia Time: 5.30pm – 8pm Venue: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ Find out more here

Posted in General News on March 25th, 2016

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AECB CarbonLite Retrofit On-Line Course Launched

Book Your Place on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course Now Retrofitting energy efficiency involves managing risk.  This course provides you with tools to understand how buildings interact with moisture and energy and what makes for a comfortable and healthy environment. It brings together a vast body of experience under one roof – the first advanced retrofit course of this type in the UK. Study at home, with on-line tutor sessions with AECB expert practitioners, including Andrew Simmonds, Eric Parks, and Bill Butcher. Exclusively available to AECB members, book your place now to start the next course in October 2016. Not a member but would » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 24th, 2016

Introducing our Latest AECB Members

Welcome New AECB Members! This month we gave our new members the chance to introduce themselves; Cowan Architects – West Sussex Established in 1983, Cowan Architects offers innovative design solutions coupled with personal service. They work throughout the UK across many sectors with project values ranging from £100k to £10m. This March saw the launch of Cowan Eco Design, headed by Mark Elton and focusing on sustainable design and Passivhaus projects as well as low carbon retrofit. Mark is a long standing member of the AECB having been both an individual member or a representative of previous practices for many years. He recognises the AECB’s value in » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 15th, 2016

Rising Star Award 2016 (27)

Lisa Pasquale of Six Cylinder Limited Wins 2016 Rising Star Award

AECB Member Lisa, Presented with Award at the UK-GBC Birthday Party Last Week This is the fourth year of the Rising Star Award, founded by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and PRP. Lisa Pasquale of Six Cylinder Limited won the award for producing a practical methodology for derisking large-scale retrofit, which is used as the risk management toolkit for the GLA’s RE:NEW programme. Read the Press Release here. Photo credit: PRP and UK-GBC  

Posted in AECB Member News on March 14th, 2016

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Home Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction Report

AECB Contributes Written Evidence to the Report This report was published recently by the Energy and Climate Change Committee. View the report here. Written evidence submitted by the AECB can be viewed here.

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 14th, 2016

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See Your Images on our Website!

We are keen to increase the range of images on the AECB website and other marketing/promotional material. In particular we are looking for images inspired by the following categories: Water (project incorporating water/reflecting the theme of water) Biodiversity (eg living roof) Energy efficiency Generation of heat and power Materials People applying materials or products If you would like to contribute, please email your high resolution image(s) in a JPG format here.   We will of course credit the image to the AECB member/project (or please specify credit).

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 11th, 2016

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AECB Member Mark Siddall Finalist for Prestigious National Award

Architect Shortlisted for UK Green Building Council’s Rising Star Award This month Durham architect and campaigner Mark Siddall of Lovingly Engineered Architectural Practice, more commonly known as LEAP, was in the running for a prestigious national award. The UK Green Building Council’s Rising Star Award recognises outstanding innovation in the building industry.  An elite group of six finalists was drawn from a shortlist of over sixty nominees. Mark was the only architect to make the cut. Other finalists included a property lawyer, a property manager, an economist, a building performance evaluator and an ecologist. “Never mind being a finalist,” said 42-year-old » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 10th, 2016

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Back Issues of Green Building Magazine Free to Download for AECB Members

The Green Building Press has now finished uploading more than 50 back issues of Green Building magazine onto their GBeZine website. This completes the back issue catalogue which has now moved to an eZine format. Subscribers to GBeZine can now easily and freely download any or all of the back issues absolutely free by logging in here. If you are an AECB member and are not already a subscriber, you can use the discount code below to benefit from a years subscription to Green Building eZine free of charge. These are the instructions that you need to follow to take advantage of this » Read More

Posted in AECB general news on March 9th, 2016

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ARCH-angels Architects Awarded Planning Permission for ‘Architecturally Outstanding’ Eco Home.

Brighton Based AECB Members Design ‘Country House of the Future’ in Rural Hampshire ARCH-angels Architects have been awarded planning permission for an “Architecturally Outstanding” Eco home in Hampshire.  Judging the design for the cutting edge eco home, Inspector L Gibbons has granted permission in accordance with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Architects conceived the building to be one that could be ‘reclaimed’ by the earth when its life is over, made from natural materials that can be found on the site or close by. The core ethos behind the scheme was to turn the traditional stately » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 7th, 2016

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