Job Vacancy – Technical Sales Adviser at Mike Wye & Associates

Mike Wye & Associates have an exciting new position in their expanding sales team for a technical sales adviser. Based at headquarters in rural Devon.  This is a permanent, full-time post (40 hours per week). £22,880 per annum. Download Job Description Download Application Form

Posted in General News on October 28th, 2015

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Time to Wake up to the Reality – Article by Andrew Warren

This column appeared in the October 2015 issue of Energy in Buildings and Industry.   Amazement, shock and concern greeted the news that energy use has declined over the last 50 years. But will the Government finally catch on to the benefits of energy efficiency? In September, the Warren Report was headlined “The Silent Revolution in UK Energy Use”. In it, I revealed that over the past fifty years UK GDP wealth has increased by almost threefold while at the same time overall energy consumption across the economy has actually fallen (by about 5 per cent). The level of interest » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on October 27th, 2015

Routes to Retrofit – Free Seminars in Manchester

Routes to Retrofit Seminars Free householder seminars in procuring energy efficient retrofit works  Date: Sat 14th and 28th November 2015 Time: 9.30 – midday Location: MadLab, 38 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN This November, Carbon Co-op are running another set of the ever popular Routes to Retrofit seminars in Manchester. These practical, in depth sessions are essential for householders planning energy efficient retrofit works. NB they always sell out so book soon! Click here to book: Led by industry experts, Marianne Heaslip and Bill Taylor, a detailed breakdown of course content can be found here:

Posted in General News on October 26th, 2015


AECB CEO Talks to Natalie Bennett at a Hereford Retrofit Project about “Energy Efficiency and Economics”

Jane and David Straker’s aim was to have a well-insulated energy efficient house with downstairs loo and shower, economical to heat, comfortable, easy to maintain and generally suitable for their needs as they grow older. The plan was to upgrade their house to high environmental standards, drawing on the skills of a local architectural practice, Simmonds.Mills, well versed in this field and their son Tom Straker, as project manager, who is a builder and member of the AECB (The Association for Environment Conscious Building). The project was to be funded by downsizing from their previous property. The structure of the » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 23rd, 2015

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We Don’t, and Can’t, Know How Much it will Cost to Tackle Climate Change

Article by David Roberts taken from Grist (   How much will it cost humanity to avoid dangerous climate change? Debates over this contentious topic inevitably focus on a set of economic models that seek to estimate those costs over the course of the next century. The latest such analysis is the 5th IPCC Assessment on Mitigation of Climate Change, which has people confidently asserting that properly addressing climate change will trim 0.06 percent a year off global GDP growth. Not 0.05 a year. Not 0.07. But 0.06. The much-ballyhooed New Climate Economy report, out earlier this year, draws many of the same conclusions. Can we really know » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on October 23rd, 2015


CoRE Retrofit Coordinator Courses with AECB Discounts

New Dates for the Award-Winning Professional Diploma in Retrofit Coordination Download Flyer   Each Masterclass cost – £200 + vat AECB Member discount  25% – £150 + vat       PLEASE QUOTE AECB25 Early Bird Booking Discount 30% – £140 + vat  ( must be 4 weeks before date of course) Retrofit Coordinator Jan – Mar 2016 Stoke CoRE, Normacot Road, Stoke On Trent, ST3 1PR.                                                                 Unit name Date Trainer Introduction to Domestic Retrofit 20th January 2016 Alan Pither Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit 27th January 2016 Bob Prewett The Business Case for Retrofit: Costing, Evaluation and Funding 3rd February 2016 Russell Smith Building » Read More

Posted in General News on October 23rd, 2015


Brighton’s Iconic Earthship Appeal for New Lease of Life

Brighton’s iconic “building of the future” is turning to people power to give it a new lease of life. The internationally known Earthship has delighted and educated thousands of visitors for over nine years but now the much loved eco-building needs to revamp its energy and water systems. The Earthship was designed and built by the Low Carbon Trust in 2006 as a model low carbon community centre for courses and school visits. One of Brighton’s most iconic buildings, the Earthship was the first of its kind to be built in England and is one of only two Earthships in the UK (the » Read More

Posted in General News on October 19th, 2015


AECB CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Courses

For full details click here. 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 experience UK experts who are actually designing/ building Passivhaus in UK. Amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Marine » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 15th, 2015

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Job Vacancy: Design Engineer at Warm, Plymouth Office

Warm are looking for enthusiastic candidates to work with them in their low energy/passivhaus building consultancy. For full details, click here.

Posted in General News on October 14th, 2015


Bristol Green Capital Partnership Passivhaus Conference – UPDATED VENUE

“How can we build greener and better buildings? The case for Passivhaus development” Date:                        Tuesday 17th November 2015 Time:                       Conference 2-6pm, followed by a drinks reception and networking until 7pm Location:               THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO; Arup | 63 St Thomas Street, Bristol BS1 6JZ  ‘How can we build greener and better buildings? The case for Passivhaus development’, is the title of the first Bristol Passivhaus Conference. The Bristol Green Capital Partnership invites you to join them and a panel of leading UK experts in designing, delivering and commissioning Passivhaus buildings for » Read More

Posted in General News on October 12th, 2015

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