Milton Keynes Group
What do we do? Our group meets up informally to share knowledge and ideas for sustainable building. We try to make our events varied with talks, visits, walks and even the odd practical. We’ve been to ancient woodland, the Olympic Park, the most airtight home in the UK, heard from architects, photographers, environmental specialists and learnt to apply SIGA tape. We try to tailor events to current members so let us have any suggestions!.
Meet the group leader:
“Hi, I am Alan Budden, an architect who specialises in low energy eco homes. I like nothing more than to combine my architectural skills with my environmental knowledge to develop houses into fun, healthy, ecologically sound, low carbon homes. I am a Chartered Architect, and Certified European Passivhaus Designer. I started Eco Design Consultants in 2008 by combining my experience of housing, modern methods of construction & environmental design. I was the architect for Stewart Milne’s Sigma Home, at the BRE innovation park in Watford and designed one of the UK’s most airtight Passivhaus’ for Milton Keynes Parks Trust, a full Passivhaus retrofit in London, and the third certified Passivhaus Plus house in the UK. I also enjoy lecturing on sustainability at various universities.”
Who are Eco Design Consultants? “We are an innovative award winning chartered architects practice and sustainability consultancy. We design homes, buildings, environments and communities that respect people and the environment. We provide exceptional, practical solutions that allow us all to live, work and play more environmentally, socially and economically sustainably.
Our experienced and talented team work with our clients’ to develop their brief and requirements to deliver their dreams as a cost-effective, low carbon solution. Our aim is to provide a client-focused design solution which is truly sustainable by deliberating environmental, social and economic considerations.
We specialise in low energy architecture, new build Passivhaus, deep green retrofits to EnerPHit (Passivhaus for refurbishments), environmental and energy strategies for buildings, code for sustainable homes and much more.”
Ideas and suggestions for the group are very welcome. Contact Alan above.
To chat with members of the group go to the new forum area here. If you are an AECB member, you will need to log in to participate in forum discussions so if you need a reminder of log in details please email here. If you are not an AECB member and would like to post on the forum, please email here.