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Green Building Magazine

All AECB members receive the Green Building Magazine on a quarterly basis.  This is the UK’s premier eco-building magazine and always features a wide range of eco-building projects from across the UK.  Members can see the latest edition here  – you will need to be logged in with your username and password.  If you need a reminder of these, please email emma@aecb.net.  If you are not a member and would like to join or are interested to see what membership has to offer, please go to http://www.aecb.net/membership/manage-profile/membership-benefits/  

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 5th, 2015

Multiple Log-ins/Usernames

Members in categories D (Small Company), E (Medium Company), F (Large Company), G (Educational Establishments) and H (Largest Companies) are reminded that they can have multiple log-ins/usernames so individual members of staff can access the AECB website (www.aecb.net) where a password is needed. This includes access to the ‘Members Only’ areas and our new ‘Knowledgebase’ (www.aecb.net/knowledgebase) – an online collection of reports, articles, research papers and case studies on low energy anbd sustainable building which AECB members can download or read online. Please note that at the current time members are not able to set additional log-ins up themselves but » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 5th, 2015

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Ecobuild: Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th March 2015

Once again we have a stand at this year’s Ecobuild so if you are planning a visit, do pop over and say hello. We will be using the stand as a place to encourage visitors to join so if you can spare a little time to chat to the punters about the AECB that would be great.

Posted in AECB Latest News, Events on January 5th, 2015

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AECB Chair and Vice Chair’s End of Year Message

As we look forward to the start of 2015, we reflect on yet another eventful year for the AECB and the exciting prospect of the New Year ahead.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Peter Wilkinson The AECB Board has seen a few changes in personnel in the last year.  The most notable being the retirement from the Board of the Association’s longest standing Committee/Board member, Neill Lewis. Neill joined the very first Committee back in the 1990’s and has represented the Association’s interests every year since.  I would like to thank Neill, on behalf » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 29th, 2014

PhD Studentship in Transport Analysis and PhD Studentships Available in Energy Demand

PhD Studentship in Transport Analysis UCL-Energy invites applications for a fully funded (UK/EU fees plus stipend) 3.5-year PhD studentship funded under the EPSRC’s DTG programme. •             We are looking to fund thesis topics in the fields of air transport, urban transport, or shipping in one of the following three areas: Modelling air transport systems and energy use; Modelling urban transport and energy use or Shipping energy demand analysis (quantitative or qualitative). •             We are looking for a candidate with a specialism in quantitative modelling (engineering, economics, mathematics, computer sciences, operations research, quantitative social science), applicable to modelling air or urban » Read More

Posted in AECB general news on December 19th, 2014

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Passivhaus Trust/ AECB Joint Event 29th January 2015 – Retrofit: How Low can you go?

29th January 2015, 17.30 – 20.00 Room VG06, Building K2, London South Bank University, Elephant & Castle, London Retrofit: How low can you go? The Trust will be holding its Christmas 2014 event in January 2015, jointly with the AECB. The event will be run as a light-hearted, but factual debate about how far to go with energy efficiency on retrofit projects. We will aim to present a range of viewpoints, from passionate EnerPHit advocate through to a non-Passivhaus supporter. Draft Programme: There will be four 15-minute presentations, plus up to an hour of discussion, followed by drinks and networking. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Events on December 19th, 2014

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Here is a Cool Way to Visualize Carbon Emissions (by David Roberts)

The World Resources Institute has posted a really well-done interactive visualization on the history and the sources of human-caused CO2 emissions.  Read more at http://grist.org/climate-energy/heres-a-cool-way-to-visualize-carbon-emissions/ One uncomfortable fact that is made very clear by this: the U.S. has been the biggest emitter for a long, long while. China’s recent ascension shouldn’t distract from America’s enormous share of the responsibility for this problem (which, ironically, will probably impact America least, at least at first).

Posted in AECB general news on December 19th, 2014

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Documentary: The Future of Housing – and How Airtightness can Help

The Kickstarter-funded documentary ‘The Future of Housing’ was launched with convivial celebration on the 4th December at the EnerPHit-renovated Mildmay Community Centre in North London.    The 30-minute program features a variety of houses pressure tested by Paul Jennings, a long-standing AECB member and Trustee. He runs his own air testing business and is the UK’s leading airtightness tester and trainer. Filmed by Mike Coe, who self-built the Cropthorne Autonomous House, probably the most energy efficient Passivhaus built in the UK to date, the documentary discusses how future housing in the UK could be significantly improved by applying the robust » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB member news on December 17th, 2014

International Conference: Architecture and Resilience on a Human Scale – University of Sheffield Call for Papers

The University of Sheffield, School of Architecture is pleased to issue the call for papers for the international conference: Architecture and Resilience on a Human Scale. The Conference will be held on 10th to 12th September 2015 at The Edge, Endcliffe Village, Sheffield. This conference focuses on research, strategies and projects that are testing how we can build local resilience in preparation for major societal challenges such as climate change, scarcity of resources, increase in extreme weather events and shifts in demographics. Click here to view the full Call for Papers. To find out more about the conference please visit our website » Read More

Posted in General News on December 5th, 2014

Online Building Fabric Retrofit Masterclass From Leading Passivhaus Architect Mark Elton – Free!

Earlier this year CoRE Life Fellow Mark Elton provided a stunning overview of best practice in building fabric retrofit for domestic properties. This hour-long masterclass provides a taste of the expert-led training that candidates experience in the Retrofit Coordinator Diploma that CoRE offers. To view the video in full, click http://bit.ly/1xDVtVa. CoRE’s Diploma in Retrofit Coordination is an intensive 10-day training programme run by the UK’s leading experts in domestic refurbishment. It equips professionals with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead and project manage retrofit projects, coordinate project teams and provide quality assurance to retrofit clients. And what is more, the Diploma is » Read More

Posted in General News on December 5th, 2014

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