Available to all AECB members, the CarbonLite programme is a practical step-by-step guide aimed at all those practitioners involved in the design, construction and use of low-energy, low-CO₂ emissions buildings. The programme is designed to be clear, informative and impartial, and outlines the reasons behind the need for more sustainable building practices, as well as providing wide-ranging yet detailed guidance on the ways in which this change is best achieved.
Through its unique combination of research materials, technical data, training programmes, discussion forums and useful links and contacts, the CarbonLite programme represents an essential resource in the building sector’s drive towards low-carbon living and the legislation that will regulate it.
Study at home, with on-line tutor sessions with AECB expert practitioners, including Andrew Simmonds, Eric Parks, and Bill Butcher.
Passivhaus Designer qualification is an internationally accredited scheme linked back to the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. The AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer course will prepare you for sitting the exam and also for future involvement in low energy building projects.
On successful completion of the exam delegates are listed on the Passivhaus Designer database where they will be awarded either Passivhaus Designer or Passivhaus Consultant status, depending on existing academic qualifications.
CarbonLite Passivhaus bitesize courses
The Passivhaus Bitesize course aims to explain the general principles of what makes a good low energy, comfortable building, based on the Passivhaus standard. This course follows a different format to the Certified Passivhaus Designer course, and it is only a short introduction to Passivhaus. The courses run in the afternoons over 4 weeks, please note that timings are different in Bristol and London.
Read more about CarbonLite passivhaus training courses.
CarbonLite online training: Introduction to using THERM to model thermal bridges
Thermal bridges are one of the key ways that buildings lose heat and understanding them is critical to designing low energy buildings. This course aims to explain:
- why they are significant
- how they vary
- the concepts of calculation
- how to calculate them using the THERM software