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 year.  Something we do need from company members is email addresses of colleagues who would be interested in these so we can ensure they receive the invite.  Do get in touch here if there are email addresses we need to add to our mailing list or if you think a non-member may be interested, please share our details with them or we can call them to advise regarding benefits of membership!

You may also be interested in the changes to our CarbonLite retrofit course which can be seen here.  A benefit for all members is that they will be able to attend the associated webinars without having to do the course and again, more details will be given in the new year.

We are excited to see the programme coming together for our Convention in Herefordshire on the 14th and 15th September .  We do hope to see as many members as possible there.

This month we say goodbye to Katie Hammonds who has been helping us out in her placement year.  Her work has included helping us to feature the diversity of our membership through a new Community area on our website.  This exciting new feature will go live very shortly so watch this space!

Katie has also been working alongside Stacey Waring to bring her in as an independent expert to work with us. Stacey is currently working on the issue created by breathable roof membranes being used in roofs where bats roost and is looking to find a industry-standard testing method for such materials.  We will be updating you with developments as this progresses. We wish Katie the best of luck with her next placement! At the end of her time with us, Katie says;

Overall, it’s been incredibly refreshing to experience an environmentally friendly side of an industry and talk to people who want to make positive, innovative progress. Moreover, it reconfirms the sense of direction I wish to take in my own studies.”

We are very pleased to welcome James Allen who will be introducing the AECB to more companies to help get our message out so if you think someone would benefit from membership then do let him know and he will contact them.

Staff and Board have been working with Caplor Horizons to facilitate an organisational effectiveness programme  to contribute towards our efforts in leading the conversation about sustainable building and be a focal point for action to raise standards.  You can read more about our staff and Board here.

Finally, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a Happy new year and look forward to speaking to many more of you both in our new online webinars and at our convention in September next year.