Who are we & what do we do?
What we think
A few thoughts from us and our partners
The building industry has great responsibilities, faces huge difficulties, yet also has many opportunities. It can make a positive, long-term contribution to society.
Within the AECB, we need to maintain a relentless and informed optimism in the face of these challenges. We need to empower people in the industry to collaborate and undertake transformational action to make building practice radically more sustainable – locally, nationally and internationally.
The future of our industry, society and planet
Over a series of thought-provoking articles we will examine what role our sector can play in the rapid transition to a genuinely sustainable and just society. Click here for the introduction
AECB’s successful formula? Sufficiency + Efficiency = Sustainability
Designing climate-resilient buildings, the future of the construction industry, and remaining hopeful in the face of despair.
Can we build our way out of climate crisis?
Just exactly how much, and how quickly, can we reduce carbon emissions from heating England’s new and existing homes – and can we justify the embodied carbon emissions of the materials and products used?
Construction and the web of life – building connectedness
Global ecosystems are in crisis, and by many measures biodiversity is collapsing. What role has the construction industry played in the crisis, and what can it do to help fix it?
The Wood from the Trees
It is not uncommon in our sector to hear that timber production is good so long as the wood is “sustainable”. Is increased demand for timber a sensible goal ?