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AECB National Conference

Last month the AECB were in London for the 2017 National Conference at the headquarters of the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place. Almost 200 delegates and exhibitors were treated to exceptional early-autumn views of the Thames and central London and a day of exciting talks reflecting on some of the major issues of the day, particularly the current housing crisis facing UK. The theme was “Raising the Quality and Quantity of Housing”. AECB CEO Andy Simmonds opened discussions by considering the current environmental situation to highlight the inescapable links between housing and climate. With ever increasing populations, » Read More

Posted in AECB general news on November 1st, 2017

Future Designers: Passivhaus Winners

The Passivhaus Student Competition, sponsored by Tarmac, aims to empower the next generation of architects and engineers to adopt the Passivhaus Standard The competition focussed on energy efficiency, eliminating the performance gap and occupant health & wellbeing – all of which are rising up UK construction agenda. The competition equips students with Passivhaus knowledge and offers an opportunity to implement Passivhaus methodology on their proposals, allowing them to address these factors at the start of the design process rather than as sustainable bolt-on. Six projects were awarded the prize, coming from University of Bath, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield and The » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on August 1st, 2017

Free entry to Grand Designs Live for AECB Members

This year Grand Designs Live takes an even more sustainable approach as it heads to Birmingham, 11-13 October Every year, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes celebrates the best conceptual and eco-friendly construction ideas. Kevin chooses his top 10 heroes from small-scale start-ups to big businesses setting a green example for the rest of the industry and each of their products will be on display at the show. It’s the perfect place to find inspiration for your own self-build plans and eco developments. At the last show in London earlier this year they carried out a press morning where several experts, some » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on July 31st, 2017

Come along to a FREE SuperHomes Open house event

To celebrate turning 10, SuperHomes is revitalising grassroots renovation with a record number of FREE Open House events This year marks the 10th year of SuperHomes, the innovative and multi-award winning national network of over 200 homes which have all reduced their carbon footprint by a minimum of 60% and AECB is delighted to support them and announce that there’s a record 100 free Open House events occurring across all parts of UK. Since 2007 SuperHomes has been at the forefront of domestic eco-retrofit and the network continues to lead the way in carbon conscious renovation. To date, 222 homeowners » Read More

Posted in AECB general news, AECB Latest News on July 31st, 2017

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