The 2015 AECB Annual Conference is being held at The Edge, University of Sheffield on 19th and 20th June 2015 and will see the launch of the AECB’s CarbonLite Retrofit (CLR) programme, developed over the last 2 years. It has been created for those thinking about how existing buildings can be modified to use less energy and be more comfortable whilst reducing moisture related risks. It consists of a knowledge base for members; a web based training course and a self certification system for retrofit projects.
You can read more about the training course and book a place on the next course here
The CLR course concentrates on developing a good understanding of issues related to heat and moisture in buildings intended to help retrofitters avoid and/or manage any unintended consequences arising from the repair, insulation, draught proofing and ventilation of existing UK buildings, particularly older properties with solid or cavity masonry walls.
We believe it to be a very important initiative; the AECB aims to make a positive contribution to ensuring this necessary work has long term, measurable and safe benefits. Undertaking the course will be your chance to see the results of the desk-based and real life research undertaken by the development CLR team. We hope the CarbonLite Retrofit programme will inform the design, construction, property and small business sectors as well as policy makers. The programme is intended to support individuals, groups and businesses engaging with issues of fuel poverty, health and of course the over arching challenge of decarbonising UK society whilst developing new businesses and skills.
For more information on this year’s Conference and to book your place please visit www.aecb.net/featured/aecb-conference-2015/