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AECB Water Standards Volume 2

This document shows the rationale behind the AECB water standards, which complement the AECB energy standards. The approach of demand reduction, attention to detail and » Read More

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    Document : AECB Water Standards Volume 2 (3 MB)

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Comparing energy use and CO2 emissions from natural ventilation and MVHR in a Passivhaus house

Two cases are explored – one using PHPP assumptions and one using SAP assumptions

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    Document : Comparing energy use and CO2 emissions from natural ventilation and MVHR in a Passivhaus house (234 KB)

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Intelligent Membranes and Airtightness

Uncontrolled air leakage from buildings is a major cause of energy loss and increasing CO2 emissions. It has long been established that airtightness is an » Read More

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    Document : Intelligent Membranes and Airtightness (394 KB)

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Advocating Ecominimalism

Eco-minimalism, as applied to building design, is a phrase coined by the architect Howard Liddell, in an article that questioned the effectiveness of thoughtlessly applied » Read More

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    Document : Advocating Ecominimalism (339 KB)

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CarbonLite Standards on Eco-renovation

In summer 2007, AECB members, Simmonds Mills Architects began design work on Grove Cottage which was built as a detached house in 1869 for a » Read More

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    Document : CarbonLite Standards on Eco-renovation (928 KB)

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Heat Strategy – Call for Evidence (BERR) – AECB Response

The proportion of UK delivered energy used for heat has been about 65% for several decades. Much of it is for space and water heating. » Read More

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    Document : Heat Strategy - Call for Evidence (BERR) - AECB Response (32 KB)

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Projecting Energy Use and CO2 Emissions from Low Energy Buildings

A comparison of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) and SAP

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    Document : A comparison of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) and SAP (2 MB)

10th International Passivhaus Conference May 2006

Hanover 19-21 May 2006 Prepared for the AECB by David Olivier

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    Document : 10th International Passivhaus Conference May 2006 (108 KB)

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The Green House

Nuclear power? It’s time the Government started getting serious about energy efficiency instead.

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    Document : The Green House (141 KB)

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Minimising CO2 Emissions from New Homes – 2nd edition

A review of how we predict and measure energy use in homes  – 2nd edition

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    Document : Minimising CO2 Emissions from New Homes - 2nd edition (683 KB)

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