The Association for Environment Conscious Building
A world in which everyone in the building industry contributes positively to human and planetary health
To work with our members to inspire, develop and share sustainable building practice
To deploy environmentally responsible building practices
The AECB has a whole range of things going on that you can be involved in,
In a nutshell
Set up in 1989 for pioneers working in the building industry, we are a long lived and resilient collective intelligence network. We have a dynamic constituency of over 2,000 members. Our boldest success has been to create the Passivhaus Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary, with over 250 members.
We work by deploying, dynamic and collaborative means, and harnessing practical pioneering examples, to inspire radically faster uptake of effective thinking, tools and methods to guide, support and develop sustainable building practice.
We bring together people from many disciplines and trades involved with research and development, the design plus manufacturing and construction sectors.
We are guided by clear thinking and robust evidence.
We pride ourselves on our financial and intellectual independence, our relevance and practicality, our ’can do’ attitude and forthright voice.
Since inception the AECB and its network have been identifying, investigating and clarifying key issues. We do this whilst promoting integrated and holistic thinking, learning from and sharing members expertise, setting and raising standards and stimulating innovation and experiment.
By 2030 we aim to have…
Extensive, vibrant networks of expert advisors, young professionals and collaborating organisations.
Significantly influenced and educated the next generation of people in the building industry
Transformed our level of knowledge across the network
Been part of an international movement for change that connects people with shared values in the building industry.
Optimism – informed, brave, relentless.
Responsibility – creative, fair, moral, restorative.
Simplicity – radical, imaginative, science-based.
Seeing the big picture, understanding the practicalities.
A network of open, honest, generous members, where a diversity of people meet, debate and learn.
Mainstreaming things that work, innovating in the gaps.
During the next five years, we will focus on achieving…
Greater Network Dynamism
To involve more young people
To inform and encourage activism
To understand and learn from members
Greater Organisational Strength
To strengthen relationships whilst expanding the size of our network
To create greater volunteer and staff capacity
To improve our systems and platforms
Greater Collaborative Reach
To collaborate for better outcomes nationally and internationally
To develop more effective ways to engage people
To enhance our collective intelligence