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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

Become a Certified Passivhaus Designer!

Find out training dates in 2018 and what delegates had to say about the latest course in London Learn about the fundamentals, science, building services and construction methods needed to achieve Passivhaus. Also, find out how use the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), and a revision session to prepare you for the Passivhaus Institut exam. Our trainers have been involved in the design, construction and certification of many successful Passivhaus projects in different sectors.  For more information, please email or visit     Our course dates and locations during 2018 are: Plymouth – Feb – Mar London A – » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 6th, 2018

Welcome to our new members!

See who has recently joined us;   Paul Forrester, Staffordshire Paul says: “Joining the AECB is a way to support my ambition of doing my own low energy retrofit project one day, giving me the chance to meet and interact with like-minded people and experts, especially through taking part in the CarbonLite retrofit training programme. The AECB is always discussed by people and companies in the industry whose work and opinions I enjoy following – Green Building Store, the House Planning Help podcast, and a selection of Twitter accounts I follow, among others – and I’m excited to become a » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 5th, 2018

New community area on our website is now live!

See how our members contribute to the green building community We have been exploring how we can feature the diversity of our membership whilst bringing to the forefront some of our smaller and more innovative company members offering sustainable products or services which are not so easily identifiable in searches.  The result is our new Community area which we hope will give you a feeling for the breadth of our membership and of how  our members are striving for a greener future in their own, individual ways. If you feel your product or service is suitable for this new community » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 16th, 2018

A message from the AECB Team!

What does 2018 have in store? We would like to update you on what the AECB team have been doing and what you can expect in 2018! We recently held our first open webinar discussion which came about from the success of the online AGM this year.  Questions were posed on our forum and were discussed between members and our CEO, Andy Simmonds.  Feedback was positive and we will be continuing with these in 2018 on a ‘themed’ basis which was felt would be more beneficial.  We look forward to providing you with more details of these in the new » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 18th, 2017

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The AECB CarbonLite retrofit course is evolving!

Find out about changes to the course from 1st January 2018. Congratulations to those who have recently completed the CarbonLite Retrofit online course – Sara Darwin, Adam Harper, Martin McCurdy, Deborah Wartenberg, David Fields, Sarah Price, Alistair Cruickshank, Richard Shears! Hopefully we will be able to see you in the AECB members area where your new CLR graduate status can be highlighted. We are interested in what works and what needs improving, so if you have done the course or are doing it now, please send in your feedback! What’s evolving in 2018? The course now runs over 12 months » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 15th, 2017

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Join us for our ‘Re-energise’ 2018 Convention!

This ‘escape to the country’ will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to reflect, reconnect and re-energise. In the run-up to our 30th anniversary year in 2019 we are planning first an AECB Convention in 2018 and a larger Conference in 2019. The AECB 2018 Convention on 14-15 September 2018 will provide an inspiring and relaxing setting to allow members and non-members to reinvigorate the core values associated with our Charter and to inspire members to help direct the way forward and encourage the next generation. Taking place in a new Passivhaus Community Centre in the rural village of Garway, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 13th, 2017

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Become a Passivhaus designer/consultant next year!

Book now and save £400 with our Early Bird Rate! This AECB CarbonLite course is delivered by UK experts in the Passivhaus field and will equip you to work on exciting, low-energy projects. You will learn alongside like-minded professionals from a range of disciplines and develop a skillset that will enable you to offer your clients game-changing levels of comfort and quality. This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK – architects, builders, building engineers and others who want to learn how to deliver real low-energy buildings. To get the most out of taking the full course » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 12th, 2017

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Judicial review: taking the UK government to court for failing to set a safe climate target. PlanB, run by a former government lawyer, and supported by Sir David King, former UK chief government scientist and permanent Special Representative for Climate Change have launched a judicial review against the UK government for failing to set a safe climate target – for which they need to crowd fund. They need help urgently to get the call for funding publicised in order to support this vitally important legal action, which has been called for by James Hansen. ‘Our need to ensure we actually » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 11th, 2017

Making an old home greener with the AECB Building Standard (previously called Silver standard).

Period property transformed into eco-friendly home. Find out how a period property was transformed into a comfortable and cost effective home without compromising character. AECB member, Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture worked with the owners to retrofit the property and Roger Hunt explains how this was managed in his article published in Period Living recently. Read the article here

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 10th, 2017

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