Adam Harper gets up to receive his award

Winners of Edward Walker Award Announced at AECB Annual Conference

Two AECB Members Win a Free Place on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course Back in April we invited students and young professionals to apply for the Edward Walker Award in order to win a free place on our CarbonLite Retrofit Course. Candidates were asked to submit an essay on ‘How would undertaking CLR training help you to develop your career or business?’ Entries were judged on how well the candidates understood the context of CarbonLite Retrofit, how well they intended to use the material and how much impact the course could potentially have for them and the environment. Due to » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on July 20th, 2016

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Joyce Morgan-Gervis From Ty-Mawr Ltd Wins Award for Leadership

AECB Member Wins Award for Leadership in Leading Wales Awards Joyce Morgan-Gervis, from Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd, Brecon, has been recognised for showcasing extraordinary leadership by winning a high profile Leadership award, sponsored by the CIPD, at this year’s Leading Wales Awards, in association with Cardiff Metropolitan University. Joyce who is Managing Director of Ty-Mawr Lime was praised by judges as an “incredible example of talent and leadership that has made a real contribution to the Welsh economy.” Joyce commented: “I accepted this Leader for the Future award on behalf of the whole team at Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. My husband, Nigel » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on July 7th, 2016


The AECB is Represented at Recent Water Technology Working Group

Cath Hassell from ech2o Reports Back on Behalf of the AECB The Water Technology List The Water Technology List (WTL) is part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme. It was set up by Defra in 2003. Its core aims are to: encourage businesses to invest in more sustainable technologies by providing fiscal incentive to users – for every £1000 spent the company pays £280 less tax; as a marketing tool for manufacturers; and to encourage innovation. It can only be claimed by businesses so schools and Local Authorities cannot take advantage of it and it is only eligible in a » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on July 6th, 2016


New Initiative Regarding Moisture in Buildings Launched

The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) is Launched An initiative aiming to increase knowledge and understanding of the issues moisture can cause in buildings was launched in London in May. The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) has been set up to carry out research, public engagement, policy work and training to improve moisture safety. Speaking at the launch, UKCMB director Neil May explained that there is very little research into moisture in buildings. The centre had been set up to change this and increase understanding of the real-world impact of moisture issues — not only to » Read More

Posted in AECB general news on July 6th, 2016

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AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course

First Cohort of Students Provide Positive Feedback on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course The first cohort of 42 students are currently working through our new CarbonLite Retrofit on-line course which brings together a wealth of knowledge on low energy building retrofit including drawing on Passivhaus Enerphit experience. It is the first advanced retrofit course of this type in the UK, providing the tools to understand how buildings interact with moisture and energy and what makes for a comfortable and healthy environment. The students are working through on-line modules allowing them to fit the learning around their work or other commitments. At the end of » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 23rd, 2016

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HPW Architecture Share a Case Study Prior to Conference Debate

Gary Wilburn from HPW Architecture is running a debate session at the AECB Annual Conference in July – ‘Low Carbon in the Commercial World’.  He aims to demonstrate through live and recent project case studies how HPW Architecture are applying Low Carbon, Low Energy, highly insulated solutions to commercial and large scale projects. He looks forward to debating the subject with AECB members and discussing how we reach out to a wider and mainstream audience to adapt a fabric first approach. Case Study: Rushden Lakes Leisure, Tourism & Retail Development, Northamptonshire From the very first site visit, HPW Architecture have led the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on June 23rd, 2016

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Are you Certified as a Passivhaus Designer?

AECB Members Certified as Passivhaus Designers can be Listed on our Website We are currently updating our information on the above and this is a chance for AECB members who are certified as Passivhaus Designers to be promoted. If you want to be listed and you are qualified as a Passivhaus Designer please email here.  You will need to provide evidence of your qualification and your contact details for listing.

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 22nd, 2016


The AECB Milton Keynes Group Preview New Homeworld 50

The AECB Milton Keynes Group Find Out About the Fourth Great Milton Keynes Housing Exhibition The AECB Milton Keynes Group recently saw a preview of the new Homeworld 50 ahead of the official launch.  Homeworld 50 is to be a housing festival to attract innovative homes of the future to the centre of Milton Keynes, in celebration of the town’s 50th birthday. The presentation included details of the site, opportunities and the criteria for selection and generated a great deal of debate. It is hoped that the project will showcase smart homes technology to encourage developers and designers to get involved with » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 21st, 2016

Claus Best outside his retrofitted home

Retrofitting – the Effective way to Achieve C02 Savings in the UK Housing Sector

Soapbox Article by Claus Best Discussing the Benefits of Retrofitting With the Government’s vote to scrap zero carbon homes and estimation that the UK population will rise by almost 10 million by 2035, there is no better time to start pushing – and I mean really pushing – the retrofitting of existing homes to achieve CO2 savings. Without action, the toxic cocktail of poorly built homes and a rapidly growing population will have wide reaching implications for the nation. One major problem is the downgrading of planned building standards, which are again slipping behind the times and expectations of the industry itself. Insulation » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on June 14th, 2016

A Big Welcome to our Newest Members

Find out More About Some of our New AECB Members!   Vaventis, Netherlands Jerom from Vaventis says: “Homes are finally becoming thermally efficient. The improved insulation in renovated and new homes keeps warmth in to save energy, but also keeps fresh air out. The indoor atmosphere becomes stale because CO2 levels rise and moulds appear, which is undesirable and unhealthy.  Fresh-r® gets the stale air out and lets fresh air in but keeps the chill out. It permanently takes care of an indoor atmosphere that makes people feel good. The fresh-r® has been awarded by Passive House as best performing decentral ventilation system with heat recovery. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 13th, 2016

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