The AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building.
We bring together contractors, trades people, self builders, architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, housing associations, local authorities and academics to develop, share and promote green building best practice.

Why become an AECB Member?

Read how we help people just like you

Architects / Designers / Consultants

Promote your services, access cutting edge training and keep up to speed with the latest research
Keep up to date with the tools and knowledge to design and certify low energy buildings through a unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities as well as receiving help with marketing your business.

Builders

Skill up your business for sustainable construction projects and access networking opportunities
Discover the latest tools and knowledge to support tenders and construction of Passivhaus and low energy buildings through our unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities. Access help with marketing your business to environment conscious clients and our network of sustainable building organisations and professionals.

Manufacturer/Supplier

Promote your products and services and keep up to date with the latest research
We can help you spread the word about your products and services and offer informal networking opportunities amongst our members of sustainable building professionals and organisations, as well as keeping you up-to-date with the latest research and resources on sustainability and green building.

Housing Association/Local Authority/Other Organisation

Access training, technical resources and the latest cutting edge research to support your own projects
Keep up to date with the tools and knowledge to design, build and certify low energy buildings through our unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities.

Educational Establishment

Contribute to and learn from our cutting edge research and training and gain access our knowledge base
Contribute to and learn from our cutting edge research and training and gain access our knowledge base
Join us and all your students become members too which means that they can also benefit from discounted training courses and have full member access to our resourcesin order to keep updated with the latest low energy and green building research and technical information from leading practitioners and experts in the field.

Self Builder

Get help with your project, drawing on our technical knowledge base and training
Get help with your project, drawing on our technical knowledge base and training
Access the tools and knowledge to design and certify your low energy building project, through our unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and networking opportunities.

Student/Researcher

Access our technical resources, training and expertise to support your studies and research
Access our technical resources, training and expertise to support your studies and research
Complement your studies and research with our varied resources and networking opportunities. Use our unique resources to keep up-to-date with knowledge about low energy and green building and take opportunities to interact and share knowledge with other members. Let your educational establishment know about us – if they join, all students are automatically members!
Not listed above? Membership is sure to benefit you, find out more

Testimonials for AECB membership

architect/designer/consultant
"I enjoy being part of a group of people who know what they are talking about and want to share their knowledge and enthuisiasm with me."

Rob Rickey, Certified Passive House Designer, Rob Rickey Design

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architects / designers / consultants
"Having been the first developer in the UK to achieve the AECB Silver Standard, we are very much invested in the ethos of the AECB, it is a necessary relationship and one that has proved beneficial and invaluable."

Stuart, IE Developments Limited, Hereford

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sole trader
"I continue to be a member as the AECB are an organisation that offers a true holistic approach to environmentally conscious design, with full contribution from its members at grass roots level as well as working at the highest level of government influence – whilst remaining approachable & realistic."

Nick, West Yorkshire

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Latest News from the AECB

Sustainable architecture news, articles and opinion from the AECB team and expert contributors

Facing up to the challenge at the AECB 2018 Convention

2 November 2018

This year’s AECB convention took place in the beautiful surrounds of the Herefordshire countryside, with delegates from all over the country gathering at the UK’s first Passivhaus Village Hall. One delegate, Lois Hurst, sums it up well: Although I’ve been a member for some 3 » Read More

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Effective plans for our future

19 October 2018

Tim Martel argues for policies we need to see from the government for a convincing response to climate change After this summer, 72% of British adults are now ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ concerned about the impacts of climate change. Is the UK on track to a » Read More

Welcome to our new members!

19 October 2018

Welcome to our new members - Native Ecology, Mac Eye Projects, A D Practice and Paper House Project, as well as many supporting individuals.

Passivhaus Contractor Training now available as part of AECB CarbonLite

21 September 2018

A new 2-day course tailored to all contractors and builders involved or interested in low-energy building at any level has been added to the AECB CarbonLite training programme. The course centres on core Passivhaus (fabric-first) building techniques that are suitable for every level of new build » Read More

AECB’s successful formula? Sufficiency + Efficiency = Sustainability

11 September 2018

  Come and discuss these issues with us at #AECB2018   One of 2018’s most striking viral images was a side-by-side of two heat maps comparing this summer’s heatwave with that of the famously scorching British summer of 1976. On the 1976 map, Britain stands » Read More

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