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 experience UK experts who are actually designing/ building Passivhaus in UK.  Amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke and Nick Grant. Not to mention Peter » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 2nd, 2014

UK Passivhaus Conference 2014; One Day Conference 16th October 2014

The UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 is being organised by the Passivhaus Trust and the BRE, together with their supporting partners and affiliates. The conference will explore how Passivhaus can be used to help deliver near and zero energy buildings. The conference will include all the features from last year and more, again crammed into just one day, including leading-edge project presentations, detailed project case studies, a full-scale exhibition room and networking sessions to bring you up-to-date with all the latest research and practice! Learn about: How forthcoming requirements for near and zero energy buildings relate to Passivhaus Delivery of Passivhaus at scale, both » Read More

Posted in General News on October 1st, 2014


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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