AECB News : Posts Tagged ‘energy efficiency’

RECORDING: Webinar tutorial with Eric Parks – Energy in buildings

Watch Recording Theme – Energy in buildings Cost – £25.00 + VAT This web tutorial, led by Eric Parks, is based on Module 4 of the CarbonLite Retrofit online course. The tutorial will include: In depth discussion of projects selected by Eric Parks, with specific consideration of improving thermal performance in buildings and avoiding “retrofit performance gaps” The opportunity to discuss topics from Module 4 of the CLR course – e.g. retrofit performance targets of typical modeled UK house types, thermal bridges, form factors etc. CLOSED FOR BOOKINGS CarbonLite retrofit course themed webinars are now available to all AECB members » Read More

Posted in on April 30th, 2018

Energy Efficiency in Your Community

Community Energy England and Carbon Coop bring you a full day of workshops and presentations from industry experts and practitioners in energy efficiency and domestic retrofit. The event is focussed on practical skills which will enable community energy organisations and partners to initiate, improve and extend energy efficiency services in their area. The day will cover topics such as: – Assessment methodologies, checklists and home visits – Delivering quality retrofit and understanding risks – Energy efficiency and fuel poverty – Procurement and navigating the construction industry – The policy environment for energy efficiency – Financing energy efficiency Speakers from: Energy » Read More

Posted in on April 19th, 2018

The Low Energy Buildings Database – showcase your projects here!

An opportunity to add your low energy building project to this growing database. Everyone likes good news so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to boost your low energy credentials. Tell everyone how successful your low energy building project has been and how it’s keeping you or your client warm and snug, with low heating and power bills. The AECB holds information on over 200 low energy projects (new builds and retrofits) on the Low Energy Buildings Database (LEBD). It is an online resource at Anyone can view the database for free to learn about real projects and » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on January 17th, 2017

Will the Smart Meter Roll-Out be Another Government IT Disaster? By Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren Fears the Government’s Flagship Smart Meter Programme Could be Heading for Trouble Republished from Last year, in March and July, the government undertook two public consultations on the Smart Energy Code. With the sole exception of Citizens Advice, nobody else seems to have responded. Perhaps not altogether surprising as these concerned debate around such specialist areas as Repository Test Scenarios, Gas Proxy Functions, the DCCKI Infrastructure Certificate, Non Gateway Interference and the role of the Smart Meter Device Assurance Ltd. All the time, government ministers have continued to reiterate the energy saving benefits to consumers of these » Read More

Posted in Soapbox on April 13th, 2016

Seeing is Believing – by AECB Guest Author, Andrew Warren

The Importance of Open Homes to Promote Energy Efficiency “The cheapest and cleanest energy choice of all is not to waste it.” I have lost count of the number of commentators who have reached this ( in many ways blindingly obvious) conclusion.  But the fact remains that we in Britain continue to live in some of the coldest, leakiest homes in Europe. We have to ask ourselves why it is that quite so many people, who could perfectly well afford to improve the energy performance of their homes, simply  put up with living in such cold and wasteful conditions.  I suspect » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on April 11th, 2016

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AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Training On-Line Course Launched

Book Your Place on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Training Course Now Retrofitting energy efficiency involves managing risk.  This training course provides you with tools to understand how buildings interact with moisture and energy and what makes for a comfortable and healthy environment. It brings together a vast body of experience under one roof – the first advanced retrofit course of this type in the UK. Study at home, with on-line tutor sessions with AECB expert practitioners, including Andrew Simmonds, Eric Parks, and Bill Butcher. For full details, reviews and to book, click here.  

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 24th, 2016

Carrots, Sticks and Tambourines; A Donkey Serenade – by AECB Guest Author, Andrew Warren

On average, we are all 18% wealthier in real terms than we were at the start of the century. On average, we are achieving this increase in affluence whilst using 14% less energy than in 2000. One way this turnaround has been achieved is by treating us all like donkeys. How come? Well, there are three ways to get donkeys to do things. You wave a carrot in front of their noses. You bash them on the rump with a stick. And most importantly, around their ears, you rattle away on a tambourine. All three work together, to get the » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on January 25th, 2016

Product Innovation Award – Beattie Passive Retrofit

AECB Members, Beattie Passive are thrilled to announce that they have won the Buildings and Energy Efficiency Product Innovation Award for the Beattie Passive TCosyTM. The Beattie Passive TCosy  provides a deep retrofit solution that can regenerate existing housing stock to zero carbon, eradicate fuel poverty, regenerate local communities, provide a return on capital investment and importantly residents can remain in their homes for the duration of the works. The innovative system takes existing buildings and wraps around a highly insulated frame and can be built to any design, shape or size enabling the system to easily retrofit the UK’s complex property portfolio.

Posted in AECB Member News on November 19th, 2015

Time to Wake up to the Reality – Article by Andrew Warren

This column appeared in the October 2015 issue of Energy in Buildings and Industry.   Amazement, shock and concern greeted the news that energy use has declined over the last 50 years. But will the Government finally catch on to the benefits of energy efficiency? In September, the Warren Report was headlined “The Silent Revolution in UK Energy Use”. In it, I revealed that over the past fifty years UK GDP wealth has increased by almost threefold while at the same time overall energy consumption across the economy has actually fallen (by about 5 per cent). The level of interest » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on October 27th, 2015

STBA/SPAB Old Building Energy Efficiency Seminar 3rd November 2015

Date:  Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Location:  The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL   The popular SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) Old Building Energy Efficiency Seminar is now in its sixth year and is being organised with support from Historic Scotland and the STBA. This annual event brings together expert speakers from leading heritage organisations to present their latest research and discuss the most up-to-date thinking on how traditional buildings actually perform both pre and post retrofit. SPAB have been carrying out research into energy efficiency in traditional buildings since 2009 and will present their latest findings at the seminar. Following » Read More

Posted in General News on September 25th, 2015

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