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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

Did your contractor use the right insulation material?

greenTEG publish case study to show how U-value measurements will answer the question. AECB members, greenTEG have just published a case study about how non-invasive U-value measurements can tell you whether a contractor used the right insulation material. Read the case study

Posted in AECB Member News on February 27th, 2018

Homes built to AECB Building Standard

Residents in Essex will benefit from homes built to the AECB Building Standard (formerly known as Silver standard).

Housing scheme ensures sustainable and comfortable homes by adopting the AECB Building Standard AECB member and Director at Parsons + Whittley Architects, Chris Parsons, tells us about their involvement in a recently completed housing scheme where all homes were built to the AECB Building Standard (formerly known as the AECB Silver standard); “We were delighted to work with the main contractor, Duncan Cameron & Hutchinson Ltd to deliver the rural affordable housing scheme at Little Hallingbury in Essex for Hastoe Housing Association. As always, Hastoe are very concerned that their properties are both sustainable and address issues of fuel poverty and comfort. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on February 6th, 2018

Recovery Insulation to contribute to Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games

Low carbon recyled cotton/denim insulation to be used at the International Broadcast Center and other venues. Sheffield/South Yorkshire UK based social enterprise/company and AECB member, Recovery Insulation Ltd. is proud to announce that their low carbon recycled cotton/denim insulation – Innotherm®/Metisse® has been selected for the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games 2018 to be used at International Broadcast Center and various broadcast venues at the Games. Recovery Insulation are a trading arm of the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project Ltd/Solar-Active charity. As a social enterprise, they stand apart from other insulation companies in donating a proportion of sales income to » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on January 19th, 2018

Arco 2 win at Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

Congratuations to AECB members, ARCO2 who were announced as the winner for the Best Contribution to the Built Environment: New Build at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards ceremony held in Newquay at the beginning of December. The project winner was ARCO2’s Director Ian Armstrong’s own self build – Velidhu.  The award category was for a project demonstrating the best of Cornish Sustainable buildings.  Velidhu is a self-build, highly efficient property with the highest Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) rating in Cornwall and generates more income than the cost of energy it uses.  The building is super insulated, the fabric is airtight, breathable and » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on January 5th, 2018

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Bethnal Green Memorial unveiled this week by London Mayor.

Bethnal Green WW2 Tube disaster memorial unveiled in ceremony by Sadiq Khan. AECB member Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture has recently designed and built the Bethnal Green Memorial, opened this week by London Mayor, Sadiq Khan and attended by politicians, trustees, relatives and survivors. This project for a new public space commemorates the worst civilian disaster of World War II, when 173 men, women and children died on the staircase leading down to the tube station. The hollowed out stair powerfully evokes the volume of space in which people died and the ceiling of the stair canopy has 173 holes » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 18th, 2017

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