Homes built to AECB Building Standard

Residents in Essex will benefit from homes built to the AECB Building Standard (formerly known as Silver standard).

Housing scheme ensures sustainable and comfortable homes by adopting the AECB Building Standard AECB member and Director at Parsons + Whittley Architects, Chris Parsons, tells us about their involvement in a recently completed housing scheme where all homes were built to the AECB Building Standard (formerly known as the AECB Silver standard); “We were delighted to work with the main contractor, Duncan Cameron & Hutchinson Ltd to deliver the rural affordable housing scheme at Little Hallingbury in Essex for Hastoe Housing Association. As always, Hastoe are very concerned that their properties are both sustainable and address issues of fuel poverty and comfort. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Member News on February 6th, 2018

Become a Certified Passivhaus Designer!

Find out training dates in 2018 and what delegates had to say about the latest course in London Learn about the fundamentals, science, building services and construction methods needed to achieve Passivhaus. Also, find out how use the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), and a revision session to prepare you for the Passivhaus Institut exam. Our trainers have been involved in the design, construction and certification of many successful Passivhaus projects in different sectors.  For more information, please email or visit     Our course dates and locations during 2018 are: Plymouth – Feb – Mar London A – » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 6th, 2018

Welcome to our new members!

See who has recently joined us;   Paul Forrester, Staffordshire Paul says: “Joining the AECB is a way to support my ambition of doing my own low energy retrofit project one day, giving me the chance to meet and interact with like-minded people and experts, especially through taking part in the CarbonLite retrofit training programme. The AECB is always discussed by people and companies in the industry whose work and opinions I enjoy following – Green Building Store, the House Planning Help podcast, and a selection of Twitter accounts I follow, among others – and I’m excited to become a » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 5th, 2018

Materials for Architecture returns in London from 25th – 26th April 2018

The construction industry is fast evolving to extraordinary lengths and materials are at the forefront of the movement. Tougher, lighter, healthier, and more sustainable – Materials for Architecture explores the latest products and applications for the built environment. Visit to find out more and register free to attend Materials for Architecture 2018 at the ILEC Conference Centre, London from 25-26 of April.  

Posted in General News on February 5th, 2018

Recovery Insulation to contribute to Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games

Low carbon recyled cotton/denim insulation to be used at the International Broadcast Center and other venues. Sheffield/South Yorkshire UK based social enterprise/company and AECB member, Recovery Insulation Ltd. is proud to announce that their low carbon recycled cotton/denim insulation – Innotherm®/Metisse® has been selected for the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games 2018 to be used at International Broadcast Center and various broadcast venues at the Games. Recovery Insulation are a trading arm of the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project Ltd/Solar-Active charity. As a social enterprise, they stand apart from other insulation companies in donating a proportion of sales income to » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on January 19th, 2018

New community area on our website is now live!

See how our members contribute to the green building community We have been exploring how we can feature the diversity of our membership whilst bringing to the forefront some of our smaller and more innovative company members offering sustainable products or services which are not so easily identifiable in searches.  The result is our new Community area which we hope will give you a feeling for the breadth of our membership and of how  our members are striving for a greener future in their own, individual ways. If you feel your product or service is suitable for this new community » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 16th, 2018

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The Farmer Review

Tom Jarman considers the Farmer Review after its publication in 2016, and asks why it is different this time and what can be done to tackle whole life costing and construction productivity. Modernise or die – how do we improve productivity and quality in construction? Recently, I heard Mark Farmer speaking about his report from 2016, Modernise or Die. He’s an inspiring speaker and it was a great presentation. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one in the room who was reinvigorated to go out and make a difference in a sector we enjoy working in and want to attract » Read More

Posted in Soapbox on January 15th, 2018

Arco 2 win at Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

Congratuations to AECB members, ARCO2 who were announced as the winner for the Best Contribution to the Built Environment: New Build at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards ceremony held in Newquay at the beginning of December. The project winner was ARCO2’s Director Ian Armstrong’s own self build – Velidhu.  The award category was for a project demonstrating the best of Cornish Sustainable buildings.  Velidhu is a self-build, highly efficient property with the highest Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) rating in Cornwall and generates more income than the cost of energy it uses.  The building is super insulated, the fabric is airtight, breathable and » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on January 5th, 2018

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Bethnal Green Memorial unveiled this week by London Mayor.

Bethnal Green WW2 Tube disaster memorial unveiled in ceremony by Sadiq Khan. AECB member Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture has recently designed and built the Bethnal Green Memorial, opened this week by London Mayor, Sadiq Khan and attended by politicians, trustees, relatives and survivors. This project for a new public space commemorates the worst civilian disaster of World War II, when 173 men, women and children died on the staircase leading down to the tube station. The hollowed out stair powerfully evokes the volume of space in which people died and the ceiling of the stair canopy has 173 holes » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on December 18th, 2017

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 » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on December 18th, 2017

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