AECB News : Posts Tagged ‘AECB Silver Standard’

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

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A community green deal?

Jonathan Atkinson reports on the positive results of a deep retrofit programme that might inform future government energy efficiency policy. At the 2015 AECB Conference in Sheffield, Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Co-op and Marianne Heaslip of URBED reported on interim findings from our deep retrofit programme, Community Green Deal. A couple of years later we have collected sufficient data to make some conclusions and outline key learning from the programme. The project set out to achieve high quality, deep retrofit, at scale and at a relatively affordable price. It was funded by DECC and the Greater Manchester Authority with the » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on October 19th, 2017

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AECB Milton Keynes Group Discuss the AECB Silver Standard for Large Scale Projects

AECB Milton Keynes Group Meeting This first meeting of the year was both interesting and useful. Alan Budden spoke on the AECB silver standard for large scale projects. It was a practical talk focusing on the recently completed 63-unit scheme at Green Street Nottingham and discussion focused around how to improve implementation and the need for improved knowledge on site around airtightness strategies. There was already a high level of understanding within the group about the standard so it was useful to be able to pick over the project in such detail, There was general agreement that this is a great standard » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 2nd, 2016

AECB’s Silver Standard

AECB members are encouraged to build to our Silver Standard. It is aimed at those wishing to create high-performance buildings using widely available technology at little or no extra cost. We estimate that this low-risk option will reduce overall CO2 emissions by 70% compared to the UK average for buildings of each type – a highly significant result given the relative ease and low cost with which this standard can be met. Individual self-builders and large-scale residential and non-residential developers could make a valuable contribution to low-carbon building by meeting this standard. If you build to this standard you can certify » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 1st, 2015

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