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AECB AGM November 22, Oxford.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL AECB MEMBERS. The AECB’s AGM is being held on 22 November at 13:15 -14:00 The King’s Centre, Oxford. There will also be the opportunity to participate online.  All AECB members will be sent a webinar link nearer the time if they wish to join in. The AGM will take place in connection with EcoConnect Southeast, which members can register for without cost. AECB members are invited to attend. The  Annual Report and accounts for the period can be found in our Library here. AGENDA Annual General Meeting of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (Ltd) (AECB) 1. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on November 6th, 2017

CarbonLite Passivhaus training – join the November course in London.

Passivhaus designer/consultant course London, starts on 6th November. Learn about the fundamentals, science, building services and construction methods needed to achieve Passivhaus. Also, learn how to use the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) with a revision session to prepare you for the exam. For more information, please click here. Learn how to use the PHPP, 22nd and 23rd Nov. This practical hands-on course will provide energy consultants, technical building designers and architects with the skills necessary to design low energy / CO2 buildings to AECB standards using the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP). Delegates will need to bring a laptop with mouse, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 27th, 2017

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Congratulations to our latest CarbonLite retrofit graduates!

Three more AECB members successfully complete our course. Congratulations to Anna Lewis, Mischa Hewitt and Elaine Butterworth who recently received their certificates.  They are now eligible to be featured on our website in our dedicated ‘Graduates of AECB CarbonLite retrofit training’ area here. They will also have the certification logo displayed on their listing in our Member Directory. Anna Lewis is an AECB member from North Wales .  She joined the course with a view to retrofitting her own home and is currently involved in building a Passivhaus new build with her husband who is a Passivhaus consultant.  Anna was » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 27th, 2017

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A community green deal?

Jonathan Atkinson reports on the positive results of a deep retrofit programme that might inform future government energy efficiency policy. At the 2015 AECB Conference in Sheffield, Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Co-op and Marianne Heaslip of URBED reported on interim findings from our deep retrofit programme, Community Green Deal. A couple of years later we have collected sufficient data to make some conclusions and outline key learning from the programme. The project set out to achieve high quality, deep retrofit, at scale and at a relatively affordable price. It was funded by DECC and the Greater Manchester Authority with the » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on October 19th, 2017

Welcome to our new members!

Find out more about some of our new members below:   Milestone Design Ltd, West Yorkshire Julian Richards says: “Milestone Design Ltd is a family business set up in 1991 to supply and fit replacement unit doors for refurbishing of kitchens, something we have never lost touch with and still carry out today.  These days, we are involved in complete kitchens, bedrooms & bathrooms, kitchen refurbishment, hardwood flooring, lighting, tiling and much more. Most of our development work these days is in forwarding the concept of eco friendly kitchens, something we started back in 2005 and now takes up most » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 19th, 2017

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Building Regulations!

Tom Jarman considers the strengths and limitations of Building Regulations. Tom Jarman considers what Building Regulations are actually there to do, why they are unlikely to meet client expectations and most importantly why they are not a substitute for client responsibility. And although this won’t be a surprise for the great majority of the AECB community, it does seem to be the case that many client groups regard them as what to do, rather than a baseline. We need to do all we can to continue to highlight this, and argue for cultural change in client groups so the demand » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on October 18th, 2017

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Above and beyond energy-efficiency – UK Passivhaus Conference, 24th October.

AECB members eligible for partner rate ticket. Join the Passivhaus Trust on the 24th October in London at the UK Passivhaus Conference to hear an exciting line up of speakers discussing energy-efficient building solutions to meeting zero carbon targets, and the impact of health & wellbeing. Book now! Comfortable living and working conditions are crucial for happiness health & wellbeing. Since we spend almost 90% of our time indoors, buildings have an important part to play, but how do we measure wellness, and what part do sustainable materials play? The Conference will explore the health benefits of low-energy buildings, the impact » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 3rd, 2017

Welcome to our new members!

Find out more about some of our new members below:  White Haus Bespoke Timber Frame, Cambridgeshire Adam White says: “White Haus Bespoke Timber Frame is not like any other bespoke timber frame manufacturer you’re ever likely to come across. We’re different. We’re a fresh, vibrant, family run business and we pride ourselves on our customer centric attitude and traditional family values. Having been in the industry since 2004, and having seen so many developments in the off-site building industry, building energy, building performance and sustainability and are always at the forefront of our minds. Each of our individually tailored timber homes » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 7th, 2017

Latest CLR Cohort get a Tour of New Community Centre in Garway

Earlier this week, the latest CLR cohort got the chance to take a look around the site and were given the opportunity to ask the architects and constructors questions. Take a look at the gallery below for some pictures of this tour. Simmons Mills were part of the design team for  the attractive new, lottery funded Community Centre in Garway, Herefordshire. It is based on proven robust, high performance, low environmental impact construction methods, lighting heating and ventilation systems and materials.  Simmonds Mills  are pleased to share a quote from Malcolm Howard, the Chair of the Village Hall Committee: “Garway » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

Update from the AECB Team!

It’s been a busy and exciting summer for AECB with lots of positive changes. We’ve expanded our team to include a new Development & Communications Manager (Daniel Purchase) and we also have an intern working on membership matters (Katie Hammonds). Alongside this, we are excited to inform you that we have a new office in Hereford. We welcome our members to get in touch, come along and meet the team in person at our new office. With the new faces, we can offer our network a more personal service with even more membership benefits – look out for our Patron » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 6th, 2017

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