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Materials 2017 – 25th and 26th April, London

AECB is partnering this event due to the eco-materials section April 25th and 26th 2017. London Earls Court – ILEC Centre. Free to attend for delegates. Eco-materials section is on the 26th April: 14:40 – 15:00 – Bio-based materials – Tom Woolley 15:00 – 15:20 – Smart materials panel debate includes speaker Dr. Graham Ormondroyd, Head of Materials Research at the BioComposites Centre/Bangor University 16:00 – 16:20 – Low carbon materials for a healthier world, speaker Professor Pete Walker/BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials For full details click here

Posted in General News on January 20th, 2017

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AECB REALcosting software now available

REALcosting for PHPP v9.6 Retrofitting insulation into houses improves comfort, reduces running costs and saves CO2. REALcosting software allows users to try out retrofit measures and see the impact on energy and cost. It can include co-benefits and is giving encouraging results for deep retrofits. Retrofit Economics Analysis and Lifetime costing, or ‘REALcosting’, is an Excel based spreadsheet which fills in PHPP (Passivhaus Planning Package) energy calculations for you. Energy results are combined with adjustable costs to show how economic each option is. It’s simple but amazingly flexible and has undergone thorough testing. It is used with the latest version » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 18th, 2017

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CEPH Credit Points now awarded for Passivhaus Trust events.

Find out which credits you can claim towards your CEPH qualification renewal. The Passivhaus Institute has now reviewed a number of Passivhaus Trust courses and conferences dating back to 2011, with the courses and relevant credit points now listed on their website.  Further events from previous years will be assessed and awarded credits over the coming weeks so keep an eye on the database to see which credits you can claim towards your CEPH qualification renewal. For more information about the ‘Credit Point’ system for CEPH renewal please click here. AECB members can join the Passivhaus Trust at a discounted rate. Click here to » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 18th, 2017

The Low Energy Buildings Database – showcase your projects here!

An opportunity to add your low energy building project to this growing database. Everyone likes good news so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to boost your low energy credentials. Tell everyone how successful your low energy building project has been and how it’s keeping you or your client warm and snug, with low heating and power bills. The AECB holds information on over 200 low energy projects (new builds and retrofits) on the Low Energy Buildings Database (LEBD). It is an online resource at http://www.lowenergybuildings.org.uk Anyone can view the database for free to learn about real projects and » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 17th, 2017

Paul Bourgeois steps down as AECB Trustee

We were sorry to say goodbye to Paul Bourgeois as he resigned as an AECB Trustee recently. Paul became a Board member in 2012 and was part of the Finance Sub Group.  Paul says: “It is with regret that due to personal circumstances I am stepping down as an AECB Trustee.  Over the last four and a half years I have enjoyed working the with Trustee and staff team at the AECB.  I hope that it will continue to offer the industries and organisations in the UK support and ideas necessary for the ever changing and challenging times we find ourselves » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 16th, 2017

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Training day in Huddersfield – Delivering cavity wall Passivhaus

AECB members qualify for a 10% discount for this course Green Building Store is running a training day on 14th February 2017 for building professionals, which offers a practical and technical guide to the cavity wall Passivhaus construction techniques used at UK projects. The training day, based at Green Building Store’s offices in Huddersfield, will include presentations  by Green Building Store’s  technical experts, as well as visits to two cavity wall Passivhaus projects at Golcar and Denby Dale. Green Building Store built the UK’s first cavity wall Passivhaus at Denby Dale and has pioneered the combination of low energy Passivhaus » Read More

Posted in General News on January 10th, 2017

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The AECB’s CarbonLite retrofit course receives validation from the Passivhaus Institute

Graduates of CarbonLite retrofit training allocated 35 credit points on receiving their certificate. In December 2016 the Passivhaus Institute agreed that delegates passing our new AECB CarbonLite Retrofit course (CLR) will be allocated 35 credit points on receiving their certificate. Earlier in 2016 the Passivhaus Institute had introduced the new credit scoring system for associated Passivhaus training. Courses qualifying are all included on its approved list. This will be useful to PH designers looking to renew and, in terms of cost, it is very competitively priced option compared to other PH CPD events. Passive House Designers/Consultants who do not work in planning offices » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 10th, 2017

PhD Candidate required

The University of Liverpool (UoL) and 3rd Way Commonwealth are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified individual to undertake a three year doctoral research programme. The PhD will be focused on accelerating delivery of UN Goals by provision of Passivhaus standards of 90% energy savings, comfort and health for all. Download full details here

Posted in General News on December 20th, 2016

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AECB Chair’s End of Year Message

Peter Wilkinson reflects on 2016 and announces a new partnership It has been a turbulent time for the UK and the world since this time last year. When I look back at the reflections of the 2015 major events affecting the AECB, they seem to pale into insignificance compared with the dramatic events which unfolded in 2016. The political landscape has become increasingly challenging for the AECB to navigate. Whilst the UK still has its legal responsibilities pinned to international legislation and its commitment to the 2050 target for CO2 emissions, UK domestic policy appears to be in disarray – » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 20th, 2016

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Cundall London office becomes first project in Europe to achieve WELL Certification

International multi-disciplinary engineering company, Cundall’s new London office at One Carter Lane is the first building in the UK and Europe to achieve WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL). Cundall seized the opportunity to pursue WELL for the fit-out of its new 15,400ft2 CAT A London office, which became WELL Certified™ at the Gold level, creating a practical expression of the company’s long-standing focus on sustainability and well-being. This achievement was made possible by the close collaboration between Cundall and their architects, Studio Ben Allen, working through the details of this relatively new standard and applying its features » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 19th, 2016

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