The Association for Environment Conscious Building – Conference

This year’s AECB conference will be held on 19th and 20th June 2015 at The Edge, University of Sheffield.

A lively and informative programme is being developed with the School of Architecture who have an excellent track record in many aspects of environmental issues in architecture. See below for details of the workshops and presentations confirmed to date.

The conference will start at 11.00 on Friday 19 June with registration from 10.00 and will finish at 17.00 on Saturday 20 June.

Conference Programme

The conference will see the launch of the AECB’s CarbonLite Retrofit Programme, developed over the last 2 years. It has been created for those thinking about how existing buildings can be modified to use less energy and be more comfortable. The web based course concentrates on developing a good understanding of issues related to heat and moisture in buildings to help retrofitters avoid and/or manage any unintended consequences arising from the repair, insulation, draught proofing and ventilation of existing UK buildings, particularly older properties with solid or cavity masonry walls.
We believe it to be a very important initiative; the AECB aims to make a positive contribution to ensuing this necessary work has long term, measurable and safe benefits. This will be your chance to see the results of the research undertaken and how we plan to use that research to inform the sector.

Technical workshops and presentations

The following speakers are among those that will present at the conference:

Prof Irena Bauman – Adaptation for climate change – Case study retrofit/ POE/ Usability at a community/neighbourhood level
Alan Clarke – MVHR & ventilation monitoring
Henry Coates – Insurance issues for non-conventional buildings
Nicola Dempsey – Place-keeping at a community level
Nigel Dunnett – Water, wildlife & well-being: retro-fit green infrastructure on and around buildings
Nick Grant – Value engineering, What’s not to love
Marianne Heaslip and Jonathan Atkinson – Manchester Community Green Deal Project
Mischa Hewitt – Community based retrofit in Brighton (to be confirmed)
Paul Jennings and Helen Brown – Wilmcote House EnerPhit
Dr Ranald Lawrence – Post Occupancy Evaluation: The measurable and the unmeasurable
Tim Martel – Omnisense moisture monitoring
Mark Siddall – People are the best measuring instruments.
Andy Simmonds and Peter Warm – AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Programme
Professor Fionn Stevenson – Usability in housing and the need for collective rather than individual learning tools
Plus don’t miss your chance to take the Paul Jennings Airtightness Challenge.

Download the Conference Programme (PDF)

The conference coincides with the opening of the School of Architecture’s degree show so you could combine a visit to this and have a look at the excellently refurbished Arts Tower and play on the Paternoster Lifts.


Venue Info

The Edge, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, SHEFFIELD, S10 3ED

Contact Info

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