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Feedback Required on Future AECB Practical Workshops

Over the years,  a recurring comment in the conference feedback is the desire for practical workshops. While we have managed this in a very limited way,  it has never been completely possible due to the conference venues used. At the last AECB Committee meeting it was agreed that we should investigate the possibility of running a series of specifically practical events. As part of the planning, we would be grateful for feedback on; 1) The subjects members would like to see covered. 2) Possible venues. We think the ideal venue would be something like a sympathetic college that has a building section as they » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 4th, 2016

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Omnisense Remote Monitoring System/S-19 CO2 Sensor Available

The AECB has negotiated an ongoing rate of benefit to members and can offer the Omnisense remote monitoring system at significantly preferential terms to AECB members for projects that would benefit from environmental condition monitoring.  The Omnisense system is a web-based remote monitoring system for buildings that measures relative humidity, temperature and moisture level. Currently members who have taken up this offer are monitoring various internal wall insulation constructions, insulated suspended timber floors, conditions within brickwork that has been externally insulated, etc To obtain a quotation for the Omnisense Remote Monitoring System please contact sally@aecb.net.   A forum board has been » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 31st, 2015

Welcome to our Latest Members

A warm welcome to the following new members who have joined the AECB recently; Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi  Greater Manchester, Simon Beaumont Oxfordshire Cityzen LLP East Sussex, Jacob Kelly Nottinghamshire, Macdonald Wright Architects  London, Clean Energy Homes / Integral Innovations Ltd Hertfordshire, Toilet Revolution Essex, JALA London When you join AECB as a company, you receive a listing in our highly searched,  popular Member Directory.  Members with a link above have added more information to their listing.  Read about this benefit and more here.

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 31st, 2015

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer – BRUFMA (The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers’ Association)

The Role To take responsibility for the leadership and development of BRUFMA under the governance of the Association’s Council.  To identify, agree and implement the overall strategy for BRUFMA ensuring that the Association is viewed as an authority for PU insulation in both the industry and across the relevant Government departments and NGOs. In conjunction with the Assistant Chief Executive actively represent BRUFMA and the industry at applicable forums. The core requirements and competencies: Leadership Market Knowledge & Understanding Business Development Strategic thinking Networking and influencing Please download the job description and brochure below for more information. Download Brochure Download » Read More

Posted in General News on December 22nd, 2015

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AECB Chair and Vice Chair’s end of Year Message

As we look forward to the start of 2016, 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 Looking back on the past 12 months, I am reminded of the continuing need for the AECB. It has been a mixed year of highs and some lows. A highlight for me this year was to proudly welcome many of you to Yorkshire in July, for the AECB Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, at The University of » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 21st, 2015

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AECB’s Contribution to Energy and Climate Change Committee Report

The AECB contributed to the following report and our written evidence can be seen via page 23 of the report. Download Report

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 18th, 2015

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AECB CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Courses

  With Passivhaus expertise more and more in demand, AECB CarbonLite courses offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified Passivhaus Designer qualification. At the same time, you will be benefiting from material uniquely tailored to UK building situations and showcasing UK examples. You can take the full Passivhaus Designer course, leading to the exam, or individual modules, such as ‘Fundamentals of Passivhaus’, to improve specific areas of knowledge. Our trainers are highly experienced UK experts, who are designing/ building Passivhaus in UK. Amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Marine Sanchez, Sally Godber, Will South » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 15th, 2015

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New Training Building at Mike Wye & Associates Site – Open Days Planned

AECB Members, Mike Wye & Associates have a new training building under construction at Buckland Filleigh and open days are being planned. The building itself will be constructed using a rage of sustainable, eco-friendly and breathable products. Therefore the following open days are proposed based on specific materials: Glasscrete – Insulated breathable floor system incorporating GEOCELL foam glass aggregate & lime screed Strawbale – Wall construction using strawbales Ecocork – Insulating render system applied externally on strawbales Cork boards – LABC approved corkboard insulation system applied internally/externally to timber frame Sedum Roof – Installation of sedum roof pods Dates are yet » Read More

Posted in General News on December 10th, 2015

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Does Passivhaus Pay? – by David Olivier

History In March 1983, I stayed in a ‘superinsulated retrofit’ in Boston, USA. The three-storey row house with basement was of timber-frame construction [1]. In 1985, I visited a similarly ambitious retrofit in Toronto, Canada, featuring a solid brick-walled ‘heritage building’. In 1994, I visited a ‘chainsaw’ retrofit’ in central Canada. It gained its nickname because the rafter overhangs were removed using one of these, as a prelude to insulating and draughtproofing the house thoroughly from the outside. The work went ahead in 1982. These retrofits were the sequel to the new superinsulated buildings which began to appear in North » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on December 2nd, 2015

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Greendale Cottage Shortlisted in Buildings & Efficiency Awards

new bold design are pleased to announce that Greendale Cottage was shortlisted for an award in the domestic new build category at the Buildings & Efficiency Awards. Although they didn’t win the award, they were “highly commended” in second place out of seven homes.    

Posted in AECB Member News on December 1st, 2015

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