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Biophilic PassivPod wins Construction Business of the Year AND Overall Winner at National Best New Business Awards 2018

Brighton-based eco startup PassivPod won the coveted title of Construction Business of the Year at Friday’s National Best New Business Awards at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. And the accolades didn’t end there, as the new business also won the prestigious Overall Winner award, beating competition from all other industries – and 68 other new companies – represented at the ceremony. At the forefront of the exciting new field of biophilic design, PassivPod is a modular zero-carbon building which can be used as holiday accommodation, a classroom, garden office or home: an innovative green solution for leisure, learning and » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on July 10th, 2018

Tiffany Lewins to speak to the North American Passive House Network Conference

Have you got a PassivHaus certified building which could be included in her study? In October 2018, the North American Passive House Network will convene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the NAPHN 2018 Conference. One of our members, Tiffany Lewins of Kingfisher Ecology, has been invited to speak at this year’s conference. Tiffany is Sustainability & Wellness Consultant and is a licenced BREEAM Assessor, LEED AP and WELL AP with a high level of interest in PassivHaus. Tiffany proposes to conduct a study on how PassivHaus can increase a building’s performance in the BREEAM, LEED and WELL Building rating systems. She » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on July 10th, 2018

Your opportunity to sponsor our 2018 Convention in Herefordshire

How to get involved as a sponsor The AECB’s Re-energise Convention on 14-15 September 2018 will bring together members and non-members for an inspiring programme with fascinating world class speakers, where we will also focus and explore the core values underpinning our renewed strategy, 5 year Plan and Membership Charter. Taking place in a beautiful new, Big Lottery funded Passivhaus Community Centre in the rural village of Garway in Herefordshire, the Convention provides the ideal opportunity to network and engage with members of the influential and expert AECB community in order to share with them and discuss your new methods, » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on July 2nd, 2018

Full programme now available for our Re-energise Convention

Be inspired, informed and participate in our Convention in Herefordshire 14th-15th September The AECB’s Re-energise Convention on 14-15 September 2018 will bring together members and non-members for an inspiring programme with fascinating world-class speakers, workshops and a host of site visits, and where we will also focus on and explore the core values underpinning our renewed strategy, 5 year Plan and Membership Charter. Taking place in a beautiful new, Big Lottery funded Passivhaus Community Centre in the rural village of Garway in Herefordshire, the Convention provides the ideal opportunity to network and engage with other AECB members, speakers and home-builders » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 20th, 2018

The cyclists

Caring Wood is destination for Kent group cyclists

Kent Pedalhaus Tour 2018 visit a Para 55 property, RIBA award winning house Twenty one cyclists took to the road recently on fat, thin and normal bikes. The group contained architects, engineers, surveyors, builders, plumbers, spouses plus a round-the-world cyclist on his 45,000m bike (he now hires out electric bikes). The hardest part was the private gravel drive to Caring Wood, about a mile long, that really split up the ‘peleton’. Caring Wood is a stunning new country house on a grand scale. We were amazed at the attention to detail and quality of everything we saw both inside and » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 19th, 2018

FREE taster lessons available from our CarbonLite retrofit course!

Free course content available for immediate viewing You can book onto this online course at any time and work through the reading and quizzes at a pace that works for you. It’s easy to access free course content, just click the link below. Click here for free course content   CarbonLite retrofit course webinar tutorials AECB members can now attend these tutorials at a cost of £25.00 plus VAT. Please click here for more information on these webinars.    

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 15th, 2018

Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards 2018

Application deadline 30th July 2018   Applications are open for Blue Patch’s third annual Business Awards. The awards recognise high quality design as well as genuine, innovative and sustainable approaches to ethical business. SMEs across the British Isles are urged to come forward and nominate themselves for one or more of the following categories:   New Business Award New Heritage Award  + Apprentice Award Social Good Award Sustainable Innovation Award Female Business Leader Award Circular Economy Award *(new category) Global Impact Award All shortlisted members are automatically entered into The People’s Prize, which is then put to popular vote. Jane » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on June 14th, 2018

Get out of jail free card: Carbon Capture

Read the latest commentary from Dr James E. Hansen from the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program. Get out of jail free card: Carbon Capture Visit Dr. James’ website here.

Posted in General News on June 13th, 2018

Human race just 0.01% of all life but has a disproportionate impact on life on Earth

New ground-breaking assessment published of all life on the planet A new study ‘The biomass distribution on Earth’ reports that despite the human race being just 0.01% of all life on the planet it is utterly dominant in the grand scheme of Earth. According to the report, Humankind represents just 0.01% of all living things and yet since the dawn of civilisation, has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants whilst livestock kept by humans is abundant. Read a report about the study in the Guardian here. Read ‘The biomass distribution on Earth’ here.

Posted in General News on June 13th, 2018

Divest Parliament training available

Encourage your MP to divest the Parliamentary Pension Fund from fossil fuels Over the last 18 months, thousands of people have got active with the Divest Parliament campaign – asking their MPs to divest the Parliamentary Pension Fund from fossil fuels. So far, 160 MPs, including leaders of the Labour Party, the SNP in Westminster, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have signed up. It is pressure from constituents that gets MPs to act so the Divest Parliament team have devised a training session to empower constituents to engage effectively with their MP to get action. Sign up to host » Read More

Posted in General News on June 6th, 2018

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