The AECB gives its support for the Aldous Bill

Cash retentions in the construction industry The AECB are supporting this important piece of legislation. On 24 October, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy began a consultation, which ended on the 18th January, on the practice of cash retentions in the construction industry. That followed an independent and long-awaited review which confirmed that retentions are a critical issue that affect the viability and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises in the construction supply chain. They also increase the cost of construction. Across the industry, there is very strong support for putting a solution in place now, with specialist » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 29th, 2018

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AECB Conferences added to list of PHI accredited events

We are pleased to let you know that our 2013 and 2014 Annual Conferences have been added to the list of PHI (Passive House Institute) accredited events. Attendance at these conferences will earn 16 credit points. Click here to see AECB accredited events with the PHI.  

Posted in AECB general news on March 27th, 2018

CPRE Hampshire launches Countryside Awards 2018

Submissions open until 31st May 2018 CPRE Hampshire has announced the launch of its Countryside Awards for 2018, with new incentives for businesses, groups and individuals to enter and champion the work they do standing up for the countryside that makes Hampshire so unique. The Countryside Awards are designed to celebrate our beautiful, diverse and thriving countryside and all those who sustain it so that that everyone can value and enjoy it. The spirit of this can be found in a diverse range of projects, buildings, businesses, services and social enterprises – from large to grass roots level. To date » Read More

Posted in General News on March 27th, 2018

The AECB Building Standard agreed for homes in Lavenham

We were pleased to hear that Parsons & Whittley Ltd and DCH Construction have just started working on a project for Hastoe Housing Association to deliver 18 affordable dwellings to the AECB Building Standard (previously known as Silver standard).  These will be built on a rural exception site in Lavenham, a very pretty village in Suffolk where property prices are otherwise very high. The photos are from the planning files and we look forward to sharing more news on the project in the future. The AECB Building Standard is aimed at those wishing to create high-performance buildings using widely available » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 27th, 2018

The House of Lords awaits for Cornish company!

Green&Blue through to finals of the Countryside Alliance Awards. AECB members, Green&Blue, are through to the finals of the Countryside Alliance Awards, known as the Rural Oscars. Having won the South West Rural enterprise category they have now been invited to attend a ceremony at the House of Lords in April, hosted by the environment secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove, where they will discover if they’ve beaten off tough competition to be named the overall winner in the Category. “We’re honoured to win such high profile recognition for what we’re doing at Green&Blue,” said Faye Clifton, sales and marketing » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on March 27th, 2018

Welcome to our new members!

See who has recently joined us;   Daniel Bland, Upland Architect, West Yorkshire Daniel says: “Working throughout the beautiful and diverse Upland Landscape as an Architect, I am passionate about the relevance of traditional buildings within the C21st and the positive contribution they can have in helping to reduce carbon emissions. With a young family, I am increasingly conscious about the quality of the built environment, our homes and the potential impact these are having on our health and wellbeing. I feel there is great potential to promote and engage, to help people at all levels understand the importance of breatherability, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 25th, 2018

Webinar available to view – Double jeopardy – bats and modern roofing membranes.

Listen to Dr Stacey Waring as she discusses her research into the problems caused to bats and non-woven roofing membranes. Dr Stacey Dawn Waring has held a Class II Bat Licence (No. 2015-6768-CLS-CLS) for 6 years and is an Associate Member of CIEEM. She has 8 years’ experience of carrying out research at the University of Reading and has worked with several ecological consultancies conducting bat surveys for over a decade. In this video Stacey outlines her extensive research and findings to AECB members which shows that non-woven roofing membranes pose a serious threat to bats as a result of » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 16th, 2018

FREE taster lessons available from our CarbonLite retrofit course!

Register now to receive free course content. You can now book onto this online course at any time and work through the online reading and quizzes at a pace that works for you. It’s easy to register for free course content, just click the link below and register on the contact form on the top right of the page.  On a mobile device, the contact form may be on the bottom of the page. Register now to receive free course content CarbonLite retrofit course webinar tutorials AECB members can now attend these tutorials at a cost of £25.00 plus VAT. » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 15th, 2018

New Clean Air Act announced!

New act follows on from inquiry amid concerns over inadequacy of Government’s plan to improve air quality in the UK. Joint committee report from unprecedented four-way inquiry calls for a new Clean Air Act, a clean air fund financed by the transport industry, a national air quality support programme for councils, and for the Government to require manufacturers to end the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than the current 2040 target. We submitted evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s Joint Inquiry into Improving Air Quality which can be viewed here.

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 14th, 2018

Did your contractor use the right insulation material?

greenTEG publish case study to show how U-value measurements will answer the question. AECB members, greenTEG have just published a case study about how non-invasive U-value measurements can tell you whether a contractor used the right insulation material. Read the case study

Posted in AECB Member News on February 27th, 2018

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