Welcome New AECB Members!
Andy Stone – Norfolk
Andy says: “Having worked in an Operations/Technical/Quality Control role within the domestic refurbishment sector, on a wide range of energy saving and renewable products, I have always maintained a very keen interest in all aspects of energy efficient, low/zero carbon and Passivhaus products and construction.
I have now taken the opportunity to fully embrace this by studying for both the Certified Passivhaus (CEPH) Designer course, alongside the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit course.
By doing so I will gain a much greater knowledge from both a new build and refurbishment approach, whilst benefitting from the wealth of knowledge and resources available that the AECB and their associated members offer.
Not only will this satisfy the eco geek in me, but I hope it will create an opportunity for me to go on to make a positive contribution to a more sustainable, healthier and energy efficient future.”
CBG Consultants, Oxfordshire
Chris says: “CBG is an independent practice of mechanical and electrical engineers, specialising in building physics and sustainability. We have many years of experience in a range of sectors from education and healthcare to residential, providing services including M&E design, BREEAM, energy consultancy and thermal simulation of buildings. We are proponents of the Passivhaus methodology for building design and have our own certified consultant. Combining building physics and an understanding of the building envelope with efficient services design, we are committed to delivering super-low energy buildings which perform as predicted.
We are looking forward to developing relationships with other AECB members who share our interests and with whom we can contribute to a collaborative approach to sustainable construction.”
A786 Studio, London
Abdul Rahman was browsing the internet when he was made aware of the AECB. He says: “I have been practising as design consultant and a project manager in the building industry for nearly eight years. I address LAP applications including building control and planning appeal issues. I also work for local ethnic media production, especially TVc/s for SKY TV channels.”
Zac Nicholson, Bristol
Zac says: “I am an associate with Alec French Architects in Bristol and have extensive knowledge of sustainable construction, the creative reuse of existing buildings and a detailed understanding of achieving high (award winning) BREEAM scores. My knowledge includes low carbon construction through traditional historic methods, offsite fabrication, cross laminated timber construction and similar, all combined with high thermal mass, natural daylight and ventilation. Using these methods I have had experiences on a range of building types such as one off private houses, new build secondary schools, mixed use hub style buildings, offices, multi-residential, sports and leisure facilities. From a business sustainability aspect, I manage the office ISO14001 system and have developed the business sustainability strategy, calculate the office carbon footprint, organise yearly tree planting schemes to offset the practice’s carbon and was delighted to win Bristol ‘Go Green’ best SME award for 2015 and 2016.
Following my detailed knowledge of fabric first low carbon construction, I am keen to progress this further to become a certified Passivhaus designer through the AECB in 2016.”
Grenian Ltd, West Midlands
Grenian Ltd specialise in natural insulation for flat and pitched roofing applications. We offer a range of natural materials such as cork, sheep wool and wood fibre insulants. In addition Grenian can offer specification advice to architects and designers. We also formulate tapered natural insulation schemes, with further technical services available such as U value and condensation risk calculations. We have significant experience of natural insulation having worked for a manufacturer of sheep wool and hemp insulation for a number of years during which we worked with the AECB. Our company hope to attend further training courses available within the AECB to improve our knowledge base.
FBN Passivhaus ltd, Glasgow
Elliott Pardington Architecture, Monmouthshire
alba epc, Highland
James Halsall, London
Jon Rollot, Hertfordshire
Ciaran Folan, Fife
Mark Barnard, London
Austin Kilroy, Hampshire
Clym Stephenson, Cumbria
Richard Paige, Somerset
Richard Garnett, Cambridgeshire
Joanna Meehan, London
Edwin Hill, Bristol
James Robb, London
Richard Shears, Manchester