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AECB 2011 Annual Conference

Date: 16th & 17th September 2011 Time: 2 Days
Location: University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus Cost: £200 + VAT, AECB Members only

This year's AECB members' conference will be held at the award winning University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus. It is an exciting space by an artificial lake, built as part of a major brownfield redevelopment. The conference will offer the usual range of detailed workshops, social events and accommodation.

Programme overview

 Presentations include:

AECB Updates

  • The launch of the AECB' s "Less is More - Energy Security after Oil" discussion paper 
    David Olivier Energy Advisory Associates


Retrofit: Moving in and Moving on

  • Retrofitting: A builders perspective
    Mike Whitfield Mike Whitfield Construction Ltd
  • Retrofitting using natural products 
    Fran Bradshaw Anne Thorne Architects & Sue Dewhurst Evolved Design Ltd
  • Private retrofit 
    Peter Wilkinson Eco Design & AECB Trustee
  • Using the Plot - Leicester 2050 Eco-house and gardens 
    Penney Poyzer
  • Renovation to Passivhaus Standard 
    Adam Dadeby Passivhaus Homes Ltd & Gil Schalom Gil Schalom Design
  • Lessons learnt from researching "The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment – Housing " 
    Simon Burton Author
  • A community network promoting energy efficient buildings 
    Dr Tina Holt Founder of West Bridgford Ecohouse Group
  • Retrofit Panel Discussion

Insight from the University of Nottingham

  • Natural ventilation in domestic buildings
    Prof Brian Ford Professor of Bioclimatic Architecture, Head of the School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham
  • Presentations on the work of the university's research into housing performance 
    Dr Mark Gillott Associate Professor, Department of Architecture & Built Environment, University of Nottingham
  • Tours of the University's Eco-houses park & other University initiatives

General interest

  • A review of the FIT & RHIs 
    Virginia Graham REAl Assurance
  • The "Thermal Envelope" - it may be boring but deal with it 
    Nick Grant Elemental Solutions
  • Embodied carbon of buildings and materials 
    Dr Craig Jones Sustain
  • Heat Pumps for the Frugal 
    John Cantor John Cantor Heat Pumps ltd.
  • Express yourself - language and communicating about buildings 
    Henrietta Lynch, Cath Hassell
  • Evaluating Usability in Low Carbon Homes
    Fionn Stevenson Oxford Brookes University
  • CarbonLite Course Taster Sessions 
    Peter Warm WARM low energy building practice
  • Why building materials matter and how – the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products and the AECB 
    Neil May Natural Building Technologies
  • Green Street in the Meadows
    Nick Ebbs Blueprint


The AECB Conference is a member only event - if you are not already a member, join today and come and meet some new colleagues in Nottingham!

Join the AECB here

As with previous events, an exhibition will be held alongside the conference. Companies interested in booking exhibition space should contact Karen Purvis at for details.

For further information and to book a place click HERE.

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