Panel Agency Expands Building Systems Team

Andrew Pocock has joined Panel Agency Ltd in the role of Technical Sales to promote and provide technical assistance for their range of panel and insulation products. Previously a technical manager with Lawtech , Ecomerchant, Steico and Finnforest,  Mr Pocock has over 20 years’ experience in the technical support, marketing and sales of sustainable building products. He has also led the development of I Joist design software and building systems incorporating thermally efficient materials. Mr Pocock will lead the promotion of the recently launched Panelvent® DHF board, Puucomp acoustic veneered boards, Bitroc, Bitvent and MGO boards, as well as the » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on September 24th, 2014


AECB Conference 2014 Feedback

Many thanks to all of those of you who took the trouble to complete the 2014 AECB Annual Conference feedback form.  The feedback was very positive with some very constructive comments. The full results are on the AECB website but below is a taster; Q3)  Please rate the range of workshops and add any comments on workshops you attended and how they could have been improved.   Excellent Very Good Good OK Bad 30% 42.5% 25% 2.5% 0%   Comments “There was a wide range of topics covered in the workshops, the difficulty is choosing which workshops to attend I » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 24th, 2014

The Enterprise Centre Site Tours – Norwich

Tours will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest design and build progress.  The tour dates specified below will provide you with the opportunity to see first-hand the innovative timber frame structure and low carbon concrete foundations.  The morning tours will also include an opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the design team. 8.30-11.00am    17 September, 29 October and 10 December 2014 8.30-1.00pm     3 September, 15 October and 12 November 2014 – including technical session 1.30-4.00pm     1 October and 27 November 2014 Please note: we anticipate that tours of The Enterprise Centre will be » Read More

Posted in General News on September 1st, 2014

Adapt Low Carbon Group: programme of site tours and seminars

Adapt Low Carbon Group are very pleased to announce the latest programme of site tours and seminars based around the design, build and post occupancy of The Enterprise Centre building. The programme includes tours of The Enterprise Centre building site and seminars across the region. These are run by the Centre for the Built Environment (CBE), part of the Adapt Low Carbon Group, during the course of the year as part of a package of EU funded business support. Eligible businesses in the East of England can attend these seminars for free as part of EU funded business support. Places are » Read More

Posted in General News on September 1st, 2014

The Community Energy Awards 2014

All over the UK, community energy projects are being established to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings, reduce fuel poverty and make renewable energy more affordable. That’s why Energise London, a community energy organisation has established the UK Community Energy Awards and we will be working closely with others in the sector to deliver this important milestone. We are pleased to announce that AECB member, Tina Holt, has been shortlisted as one the finalists for Green Energy Champion for the 2014 UK Community Energy Awards.  The awards are the first of their kind with an extraordinarily high quality » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on September 1st, 2014


Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 3 – September 2014

Whether you enjoyed previous blogs and have returned for more, or are a completely new reader, welcome to AECB Water Blog 3. We hope you enjoy it.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at and I will do my best to cover it. A tale of two toilets “It is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done” came to mind recently as I peered with great intent at the rear » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on August 28th, 2014


New Business Development Manager Joins Beattie Passive

Beattie Passive welcomes Jason Dorks as a Business Development manager to further develop the company’s portfolio of clients and to extend the market opportunities particularly within the housing sectors. Jason brings with him over 16 years of business development experience in both new build and retrofit sectors working with a vast range of clients from architects, developers, MC`s, Ha`s and local authorities and has been instrumental in a number of Passivhaus schemes including the UEA, Exemplar Enterprise Scheme and the Clenchwarton scheme for Freebridge Community Housing providing high performance technical building envelope solutions on time and on budget. Jason has » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on August 1st, 2014

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new bold design: Greendale Cottage Wins Top Northern Award

Building on the recent success of Elm Tree House in winning a local LABC award in May, new bold design has now won the award for Best Individual New Home at the 2014 Northern LABC Building Excellence Awards held at The Hilton Hotel in Newcastle. Greendale Cottage is the first Band A passive house in County Durham, providing a very low energy home and office in a Conservation Area and the Upper Weardale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Constructed in accordance with PassivHaus design principles, it is a highly-insulated, airtight building with no central heating system, relying on natural solar » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on August 1st, 2014

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The Brighton Waste House – BBM Sustainable Design Ltd

Following 3 months in production, 12 months on site, and the installation of 20,000 toothbrushes, 2 tonnes of denim jeans, 4,000 DVD cases, 2,000 floppy discs, 2000 used carpet tiles (to clad the facades) and the hard work of 253 students and apprentices we have been able to complete The Brighton Waste House on campus at The Faculty of Arts Grand Parade. The Brighton Waste House is a ‘live’ research project and permanent new design workshop focused on sustainable development.  It is situated on campus at The University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts at Grand Parade.  Designed by Senior Lecturer and Architect Duncan Baker-Brown » Read More

Posted in AECB member news on August 1st, 2014

AECB Response: NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence): Excess winter deaths and illnesses – guideline consultation

NICE is developing public health guidelines on excess winter deaths and illnesses:  identifying and supporting vulnerable children and older people.  All registered stakeholders for this public health guidance were invited to comment on the provisional recommendations during a 6 week consultation with stakeholders. The guideline makes recommendations on how to reduce the risk of death and ill health associated with living in a cold home. To read the guideline visit This response was drawn up by AECB, on behalf of AECB, Severn Wye Energy Agency and the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance. To read more visit

Posted in AECB Latest News on August 1st, 2014

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