Cumbria Group

The AECB Cumbria is a new group with the aim of spreading best practice amongst both members and non-members of the AECB – there are a wealth of projects and expertise within the county and we would like to share it with more people!

As a first get-together, we are hosting an event during the Cumbria Green Build Festival in September. It takes place on Wednesday 19 September, with presentations during the afternoon examining pragmatic approaches to creating low energy buildings (both new and existing) followed by two site visits – one retrofit and one new build. More details to be released shortly.

Ideas and suggestions for the group are very welcome – please contact the group leader below.

 Meet the group leader:

Diane HubbardDiane Hubbard – Green Footsteps

A mechanical engineer, Diane’s interest in building physics arose a number of years ago with the realisation that our existing buildings are crucial to reducing our environmental impact. After the completion of her MSc at the Centre of Alternative Technology and academic publications in the field of ventilation in traditional dwellings, she continues to increase our level of understanding through a combination of research and project work with clients.  Working as Green Footsteps (greenfootsteps.co.uk), Diane undertakes airtightness testing (iATS accredited), infrared thermography and energy calculations for new buildings and those about to undergo retrofits. She is a Passivhaus Consultant, Passivhaus Tradesperson and a Level 2 Building Thermographer.

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AECB Cumbria Local Group meeting

The first AECB Cumbria Local Group meeting - and yes, we do realise that it's taking place in Lancashire!! But hopefully that won't stop you from coming along! The AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) is a network of individuals, students, educational establishments and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. This event […]

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AECB Cumbria group: Site visit  – Deep retrofit of traditional farmhouse

AECB members only This is a fascinating site visit  to Tracey Hart’s home (2030 Architects) in a remote, off-grid location at Askham near Shap. This deep retrofit of a traditional farmhouse uses sympathetic materials and has extensive use of renewable energy. We’re visiting the property a few years on from the retrofit, so it’s a […]

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