A new collaboration between the AECB and Barbour Product Search will bring the AECB’s technical expertise to a wider audience in the UK construction industry. Through their new online Sustainable Buildings Hub the AECB and Barbour Product Search are positioned to educate and inform the construction sector on the methods and benefits of sustainable building practices.
Barbour Products Search is an interactive online building product search platform for the construction sector that enables specifiers to source products and manufacturers. Recognising the growth of interest in sustainable building within the construction sector Barbour Products Search approached the AECB to partner with them for its new online Sustainable Buildings Hub. The AECB was very supportive and keen to share its wealth of expertise to a wider mainstream construction industry audience.
• Technical information
• Links to low energy building databases projects and
• Links to training and building standards
The Sustainable Buildings Hub will be free to access on Barbour Product Search website and will include:
James Allen, the Development & Communications Manager at the AECB commented:“Successful green building requires an integrated design and specification approach, working to clear targets or standards and with a clear focus on avoiding the building performance gap – ‘better design, better building’. Well-informed design and specification of materials, systems and products is crucial. We are proud to be partnering with Barbour Product Search via this education hub – to help support the wider construction industry in successfully negotiating the environmental construction challenges we face”.
A spokesperson for Barbour Product Search said:“The AECB and its expert practitioner network have built up a wealth of knowledge during the last 30 years in how to reduce the environmental impact of construction. We are delighted that our customers will be benefiting from their technical expertise and knowledge sharing and look forward to the Sustainability Technology Hub becoming a well-used resource on our website.”