AECB News : Posts Tagged ‘low energy homes’

Steel Farm and the International Passivhaus Open Days

Steel Farm Passivhaus opened its door to the public for the International Passivhaus Open Days. With almost 85 visitors over the three days the event was a huge success. Winner of the UK small projects category at the UK Passivhaus Awards, the feedback has been amazing: “The one thing that struck me the most was the excellent light levels together with the views from windows.” “It clearly does what it was intended to do: the right sized rooms in the right places to suit the owners’ particular lifestyle.” “I would be very happy to know that it would always be » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on November 30th, 2015

IE Developments Limited, Herefordshire – Awarded Silver Certification from the AECB

IE Developments Limited, a Herefordshire based property development company, are very proud to have been awarded the Silver Certification from the AECB, the first development in the UK to receive this. St Katherine’s Field was built by IE Developments Limited, a Herefordshire company with 30 years experience in innovative building, and is designed to offer its occupants a 75-80% reduction in heating bills compared to standard homes. For full details please click here

Posted in AECB Latest News on July 4th, 2012

Revolutionary Win for Low Energy Housing

bere:architects, The Prince’s Foundation and Hastoe Housing Association alongside other valued team members, have collaborated to develop a low cost, traditional semi-detached Passivhaus, which was recently announced as the winning pair of demonstration houses to be built at the BRE’s Innovation Park at Watford.

Posted in AECB Member News on March 2nd, 2012

Craigrothie Passivhaus

Graham Drummond of Passivhaus Associates has recently welcomed Sir Menzies Campbell to visit his certified Passivhaus in Craigrothie, near Cupar. Develoled in Sir Menzies’ north east Fife constituency by Graham’s St Andrews-based, Passivhaus Associates and built to rigorous standards, the house is so efficiently insulated that it is heated to a comfortable level by the sun shining through its triple-glazed windows and the warmth created by cooking, bathing and electrical appliances.

Posted in AECB Member News on February 29th, 2012

Powis Cottage

Powis Cottage, a 3-bedroom house overlooking the 7-mile beach of  Pendine sands in South Wales, is owner designed for maximum efficiency for low cost performance.  It is also a working base for two businesses run by owners Jon and Kaye Williams. The house is designed for maximum solar gain being south facing and having a high thermal mass with very high levels of insulation it is built into a south facing hill side.  It uses an air source heat pump for hot water and underfloor heating which comes on from 12.00noon to 3.30pm daily to be working at its most » Read More

Posted in AECB Member News on February 29th, 2012

Herefordshire Council is supporting an initiative to help businesses benefit from the drive to make homes more energy efficient.

Andrew Powell HCA officer from the council’s private sector housing team will be speaking at an event at Holme Lacy Campus, Herefordshire College of Technology, on Friday, October 21 from 3pm to 5pm to talk about making the county’s homes warm and energy efficient. He will be joined at the event by Andy Simmonds, Hereford-based Partner of Simmonds Mills Architects (and AECB CEO) who has just received the first Passivhaus ‘EnerPHit’ certification in the UK for refurbishment and extension works carried out on his home in Portfield Street, Hereford.

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 30th, 2011

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