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Global Climate Strike September 2019

School strikers are calling on everyone: young people, parents, workers, and all concerned citizens to join massive climate strikes and a week of actions starting on September 20. As Chris Herring mentioned at the AECB conference, Green Building Store is inviting other AECB members to join together to support the Global Climate Strike by supporting support staff wishing to take part in the  global climate strike, eg by paying them if they wish to take part in climate strike actions. Green Building Store is proposing to support the Global Climate Strike planned for 20 September, at the beginning of the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on June 21st, 2019


                From Energy Efficiency         →               Passivhaus             →                 Now the E-Haus First it was a good idea to become energy efficient – cutting fuel bills and energy consumption. We are now at the stage where the principles of the Passivhaus are being more generally adopted as the implications of Global Warming and the effects of a rise in temperature of 1.5 degrees register with those in authority. Fabric performance, renewable energy systems and energy » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 13th, 2019

Beattie Passive on the Flying Factory expansion

Beattie Passive is excited to announce the expansion of its Flying Factories with five key partners across the UK including Scotland and Wales already engaged in setting up their own factories to deliver homes using the Beattie Passive system and there are more to follow in 2019. The Beattie Passive Flying Factories deliver Passivhaus standard housing with off-site manufacture and rapid onsite assembly. Through in-depth training, our partners are delivering homes that are built to the high standards of Passivhaus providing comfortable, low maintenance properties with reduced heating costs of up to 90%. Our Flying Factory Partners benefit from being » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on February 25th, 2019

greenTEG’s gO-Measurement System (gOMS).

          AECB Member greenTEG would like to share with you three additional cases studies involving greenTEG’s gO-Measurement System (gOMS).   One was written by John Gilbert Architects in Scotland which used the gOMS to perform pre-retrofit U-value measurements to inform their retrofit design process View here   The other is a case study on how the gOMS can be used to optimise insulation retrofits in historic buildings in order to preserve valuable indoor living space. This was written and translated internally by greenTEG View here   The third is an innovative, novel application of using the » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on February 22nd, 2019

CarbonLite Retrofit Training: gearing up for 2019

Following the climate change talks in Katowice this month, the urgent need to cut carbon emissions is recognised more widely around the world than ever before. And the need to get low energy retrofit right in the UK ties in with this: the PAS2030 energy efficiency installation standard will soon be joined by its “design” sibling, PAS2035. The CarbonLite Retrofit (CLR) online course is one of a small number of courses in the UK providing training in the area of building physics and moisture robust retrofit. We’ll be announcing more as the PAS2035 itself reaches final form, including how those » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News, Carbonlite Retrofit on December 17th, 2018

Biophilic PassivPod wins Construction Business of the Year AND Overall Winner at National Best New Business Awards 2018

Brighton-based eco startup PassivPod won the coveted title of Construction Business of the Year at Friday’s National Best New Business Awards at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. And the accolades didn’t end there, as the new business also won the prestigious Overall Winner award, beating competition from all other industries – and 68 other new companies – represented at the ceremony. At the forefront of the exciting new field of biophilic design, PassivPod is a modular zero-carbon building which can be used as holiday accommodation, a classroom, garden office or home: an innovative green solution for leisure, learning and » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on July 10th, 2018

Tiffany Lewins to speak to the North American Passive House Network Conference

Have you got a PassivHaus certified building which could be included in her study? In October 2018, the North American Passive House Network will convene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the NAPHN 2018 Conference. One of our members, Tiffany Lewins of Kingfisher Ecology, has been invited to speak at this year’s conference. Tiffany is Sustainability & Wellness Consultant and is a licenced BREEAM Assessor, LEED AP and WELL AP with a high level of interest in PassivHaus. Tiffany proposes to conduct a study on how PassivHaus can increase a building’s performance in the BREEAM, LEED and WELL Building rating systems. She » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on July 10th, 2018

Bethnal Green Memorial picks up two awards at the RIBA London Awards 2018

Congratulations to AECB member, Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture who was awarded two RIBA London awards for his Bethnal Green Memorial. This part sculpture and part architecture was designed to commemorate the worst civilian disaster of World War II when 173 men, women and children were crushed to death as they rushed to gain shelter during a suspected air raid to the tube station which was, at the time, in use as an air raid shelter. Sixty-three years after the event, Harry Paticas noticed a discrete plaque on the tube staircase acknowledging the deaths and after researching the event, decided a » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on May 17th, 2018

MagmaTech awarded 2018 Queen’s Award for innovation for TEPLO range of low conductivity wall ties

MagmaTech Limited has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation. The award was made on the Prime Minister’s recommendation and approved by Her Majesty the Queen. It recognises the market-leading innovations that MagmaTech has developed for super low energy buildings. The unique patent protected and BBA approved TEPLO range of low thermal conductivity wall ties were judged worthy of the highest accolade that any UK organisation can achieve for product development and innovation. TEPLO wall ties are manufactured from continuous basalt fibres; an Advanced Composite Material that is 70 times more thermally efficient than steel. When used to » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on April 23rd, 2018

The House of Lords awaits for Cornish company!

Green&Blue through to finals of the Countryside Alliance Awards. AECB members, Green&Blue, are through to the finals of the Countryside Alliance Awards, known as the Rural Oscars. Having won the South West Rural enterprise category they have now been invited to attend a ceremony at the House of Lords in April, hosted by the environment secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove, where they will discover if they’ve beaten off tough competition to be named the overall winner in the Category. “We’re honoured to win such high profile recognition for what we’re doing at Green&Blue,” said Faye Clifton, sales and marketing » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 27th, 2018

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