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Encraft Annual Conference – 23rd April 2015 in Birmingham

Encraft’s Building Physics team, in association with Sustainability West Midlands, are organising our annual conference themed on Passivhaus and Low Carbon Building: Delivering 2016 Standards on 23rd April (0930-1400) in Birmingham. The agenda for the day is here. Book your place here or email events@encraft.co.uk for further information.

Posted in General News on March 31st, 2015

The Fire Lecture 2015 – 22nd April

The Fire Lecture 2015 examines the fire safety of new build timber framed structures. For details please go to www.firefighterscompany.org

Posted in General News on March 9th, 2015

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AECB’s Silver Standard

AECB members are encouraged to build to our Silver Standard. It is aimed at those wishing to create high-performance buildings using widely available technology at little or no extra cost. We estimate that this low-risk option will reduce overall CO2 emissions by 70% compared to the UK average for buildings of each type – a highly significant result given the relative ease and low cost with which this standard can be met. Individual self-builders and large-scale residential and non-residential developers could make a valuable contribution to low-carbon building by meeting this standard. If you build to this standard you can certify » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 1st, 2015

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Welcome to our New Members

A warm welcome to the following new members who have joined the AECB recently; Catharine Bull London Asif Ud Din London East Island Devon Esmond Tresidder Derbyshire Catherine Harker Birmingham Mark Watts Kent Footprint Architecture West Yorkshire Peter Meadows Oxfordshire Alba EPC Highland, Scotland Beth Williams Gloucestershire Granit Chartered Architects Ltd London Latch Ltd Leeds We are also keen to hear from AECB members wishing to share a news item about themselves or their company to include on the AECB News Platform/Member News. This could be an award you have recently won for a project, a product or your service. This is » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 28th, 2015

Free Legal Advice for AECB Members: Harrison Clark Rickerbys

We are delighted to have negotiated access to specialist free legal advice for our members in conjunction with leading law firm, Harrison Clark Rickerbys.  Members are entitled to a free 30 minute telephone call or meeting with expert lawyers from Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Construction and Engineering team. The team is well placed to provide advice on such matters as contract terms, procurement, warranties, terms of appointment, payment problems and dispute resolution.  In addition to lawyers, Harrison Clark Rickerbys has an in-house quantity surveyor and civil engineering consultant and so can offer a multi-disciplinary approach to legal issues. The firm also » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 27th, 2015

CoRE Offers High Quality Training Programmes on Low Energy Retrofit

Retrofit Coordinator creates technical leaders for low energy retrofit projects. They undertake the traditional role of a construction project manager in respect of planning, organising and managing projects towards delivery on time and on budget. They coordinate supply chains to support wider understanding and teamwork in order to drive strong energy performance outputs. They provide clients with quality assurance so that project risks are better managed. To see the prospectus, click here. See why the RIBA thinks retrofit coordination could be a big part of the future for the architectural profession – click here.  Courses are available across the UK and are designed » Read More

Posted in General News on February 25th, 2015

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Launching Our New Online Therm Course

www.carbonlintetraining.co.uk Learn in your own time. Learn at your own pace. Learn to improve your buildings. How bad are your thermal bridges? Thermal bridges are one of the key ways that buildings lose much more heat than expected.  Understanding them is critical to designing low energy buildings. Learn how to use the (free) software “THERM” with the experts from the AECB CarbonLite team.  The new online Therm course allows people to learn at their own speed and in their own time. To sample the course you can log in as a guest and use the set up instructions “Setting up » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 25th, 2015

Membership Testimonial

We were delighted to receive the following quote from one of our members recently; “AECB membership has benefitted me greatly over the past year or so as I embarked on renovating and extending our family home. I learnt so much about things I’d heard of but didn’t understand, like Passive House! AECB introduced me to the principles, I read more and wanted to know more about the specifics of thermal bridging, how to avoid it, air tightness and why it can be so beneficial (but difficult to attain) in retrofit and it’s even gave me the confidence to buy and install » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 25th, 2015

Pioneers into Practice 2015 – It’s Time to Unleash your Experience

The AECB acted as a host on the Climate KiC Programme in 2013 with Tim Martel as a Pioneer, working with Chief Executive, Andy Simmonds for a one month period. “The Pioneers programme was immensely useful to the AECB. It allowed the organisation to – in effect – interview a potentially useful individual over a month period – and much useful work was carried out on the AECBs retrofit guidance programme as result. The placement in Germany also helped cement working relations between the AECB’s retrofit activities and those of the host body (PHI) and was an opportunity for new » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 24th, 2015

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AECB Membership Certificate

AECB members can now print their own Membership Certificate to display in their business premises. In order to do this, please ensure you are logged in with your username and password and go to ‘Your Membership’. If you need a reminder of your log in details please email emma@aecb.net. Use your Membership Certificate to take advantage of discounts offered to members – for the full list of discounts click here.

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 24th, 2015

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