About Us

AECB

The Association for Environment Conscious Building

Established Since 1989

Our Vision

A world in which everyone in the building industry contributes positively to human and planetary health.

Our mission

To work with our members to inspire, develop and share sustainable building practice.

Our purpose

To deploy environmentally responsible building practices.
About The AECB

The AECB is run by its members and is an independent, not for profit organisation. Find out more about the rich history of the AECB since the 1980's

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Our Team Members

We love what we do, and who we do it with. Find out more about our staff and board of Trustees.

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Members Directory

Find out and search for an AECB member local to yourself, find the skills from regional companies in your area or simply just browse our membership.

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AECB LEBD

The AECB's Low Energy Building Database (LEBD) has hundreds of projects and plans for you to view or maybe add your own

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Our Services

The AECB has a whole range of things going on that you can be involved in,

Membership

The AECB network brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building.

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Webinars

The AECB brings you a free webinar programme ongoing throughout the year to gain knowledge and insight directly from the experts.

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Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the goings on and news in the AECB world. Network is a free email newsletter distributed to AECB members and subscribers.

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Local Groups

The AECB has a number of Local Groups across the country, providing an opportunity to meet. Local Group events take the form of site visits, CPD seminars (Continued Professional Development), guest speakers or as purely social gatherings

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Training

Get trained and qualified with different training options from the AECB. The AECB runs its very own in-house online training course called the CarbonLite Retrofit training course as well as our partners run our PH designer and contractor training courses.

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Knowledgebase

Established in 1989, the AECB works to increase awareness within the construction industry and has built up a vast library of technical articles and media resources.

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Join the AECB

If you are not already a member, please consider joining the AECB

Get in touch

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the AECB

Our Call to Action

The AECB recognises that the acute environmental and social challenges that humankind has created, require us to face frightening and inconvenient truths. The building industry has great responsibilities, faces huge difficulties, yet also has many opportunities. It can make a positive, long-term contribution to society. Within the AECB, we need to maintain a relentless and informed optimism in the face of these challenges. We need to empower people in the industry to collaborate and undertake transformational action to make building practice radically more sustainable – locally, nationally and internationally.

2019 AECB Conference Page

See the conference web-page which has links to all the media resources and presentations from this great two day event.

Our story

  • Set up in 1989 for pioneers working in the building industry, we are a long lived and resilient collective intelligence network. We have a dynamic constituency of over 1,000 members. Our boldest success has been to create the Passivhaus Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary, with over 250 members.
  • We work by deploying, dynamic and collaborative means, and harnessing practical pioneering examples, to inspire radically faster uptake of effective thinking, tools and methods to guide, support and develop sustainable building practice.
  • We bring together people from many disciplines and trades involved with research and development, the design plus manufacturing and construction sectors.
  • We are guided by clear thinking and robust evidence.
  • We pride ourselves on our financial and intellectual independence, our relevance and practicality, our ’can do’ attitude and forthright voice.
    Since inception the AECB and its network have been identifying, investigating and clarifying key issues. We do this whilst promoting integrated and holistic thinking, learning from and sharing members expertise, setting and raising standards and stimulating innovation and experiment.

Our envisaged future

B2030 we aim to have…

  • Extensive, vibrant networks of expert advisors, young professionals and collaborating organisations.
  • Significantly influenced and educated the next generation of people in the building industry
  • Transformed our level of knowledge across the network
  • Been part of an international movement for change that connects people with shared values in the building industry.

Our values and strengths

Our Values

  • Optimism – informed, brave, relentless.
  • Responsibility – creative, fair, moral, restorative.
  • Simplicity – radical, imaginative, science-based.

Our Strengths

  • Seeing the big picture, understanding the practicalities.
  • A network of open, honest, generous members, where a diversity of people meet, debate and learn.
  • Mainstreaming things that work, innovating in the gaps.

Our strategic goals

During the next five years, we will focus on achieving…

Greater Network Dynamism

  • To involve more young people
  • To inform and encourage activism
  • To understand and learn from members

Greater Organisational Strength

  • To strengthen relationships whilst expanding the size of our network
  • To create greater volunteer and staff capacity
  • To improve our systems and platforms

Greater Collaborative Reach

  • To collaborate for better outcomes nationally and internationally
  • To develop more effective ways to engage people
  • To enhance our collective intelligence