We are very glad to announce that our AECB CarbonLite™ Retrofit Coordination course has become part of a partially funded programme for those who reside in England to gain a Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Assessment, in order to become an accredited Retrofit Coordinator. This limited opportunity involves a two-phase approach, with our course as the first phase, and then a separate accreditation phase following completion of our course. For more information, please click here.
For more information about our stand alone AECB CarbonLite™ Retrofit Coordination course, please continue reading below.
This advanced retrofit training has been developed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the PAS 2035 process. Become proficient in retrofit coordination and help effect deep and lasting change in the building design and construction industry, as we work together to achieve a zero carbon future.
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Become proficient in the retrofit coordination process
The course works alongside the PAS 2035 framework, and provides individuals with the skills and knowledge required when working on projects under the new PAS 2035 and PAS 2030 standards, in order to then assist the accredited Retrofit Coordinator.
DEDICATED STUDENT SUPPORT
If you are interested in the partially funded opportunity to take this course as a step towards gaining a Level 5 Diploma qualification, you can find more information on the funding route webpage. You can register you interest here if you would like to take part (Synergy Training Centre will then get in touch with more details about what's involved and how to formally apply).
OUR TEAM & EXPERT WRITERS
We are a dedicated team with a strong background of providing teaching, guidance and student support in the sustainable retrofit sector, and with an abundance of industry knowledge and experience.
AECB CarbonLite™ Training Manager
Trish is the AECB's new training manager. Trish will be initially helping the AECB achieve its recognition and alignment with PAS2035 and making the CarbonLite Course "Retrofit Coordinator" ready. With a passion for Sustainable Design and Architecture Trish qualified as an architect back in 1999. She also worked at CAT as a Senior Lecturer.
AECB CarbonLite™ Training Administrator
Sarah became the Training Admin at the AECB following eight years of providing student support and programme administration for the suite of Postgraduate courses at CAT. Sarah is now helping to develop the training offerings at the AECB, looking after and developing the online learning platforms and overseeing the internal quality assurance of the training provision. Sarah recognises that the quality of the learning provision and student support is of highest priority, and is glad to be helping students and professionals on their journey to effect real and lasting change in the building design and construction industry towards a net zero carbon future.
Head of School
Andy is the Chief Executive Officer of the AECB. Andy is also an architectural designer and builder and a partner in Simmonds.Mills, a practice which specialises in ecological design. Andy brings together his experience as a low energy building designer with research into moisture and energy issues. Andy’s own house was the first certified (and monitored) domestic EnerPHit refrofit in the UK.
Dr. Sarah Price
Sarah was one of the main writers of our AECB Retrofit Standard. Sarah has experience of working on a wide variety of projects related to energy in the built environment from concept through to commissioning. Sarah is also the current Technical Author for the updated PAS2035 document.
Eric is an architect and long-term AECB member whose career has focused solely on practicing energy saving design. He has been a regular trainer on a Passivhaus Designer course and is keen to assist self-builders, other building practitioners and professionals in designing and building to high standards of energy saving and comfort.
Tim is an expert in PHPP energy calculations for new build and retrofit projects, Embodied CO2 calculations, PAS2035 calculations, software and moisture issues. He’s the author of the AECB PHribbon software, used with PHPP, and a standalone Embodied CO2 calculator. This is backed up with considerable expertise in Excel, macro/Visual Basic programming and calculations.
Bill jointly set up Green Building Store in 1995 and amongst other duties runs the construction and consultancy sections of the business advising on numerous low energy and PH projects. Bill is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. He also serves on the Technical Panel of the Passivhaus Trust, teaches on the Construction module of the CarbonLite CEPH Designer course and is a tutor on the CarbonLite Retrofit course.
Dr. Tina Holt trained as an earth scientist with particular focus on the causes and impacts of climate change. She has worked in education, IT and editing technical information for a broader audience. In 2011-12 she retrofitted her own home close to the EnerPHit standard and consults on domestic energy efficiency. Tina worked for the AECB as the lead tutor for the CarbonLite Retrofit course before moving on to CAFS.
Maria has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture from the Graduate School of the Environment at CAT (the Centre for Alternative Technology). Maria is a trained Retrofit Coordinator and AECB CarbonLite™ Retrofit graduate. She is curious about the different ways buildings can be used throughout their life and how holistic design approaches can help futureproof them. She runs an architecture practice based in York which specialises in existing buildings and helping people understand how to look after and retrofit their homes.
“Around 90% of buildings standing today will still be in use in 2050. Responsible retrofit is essential to ensure these buildings are fit for purpose and are compatible with our future energy systems. We need to start now!”
Member of the technical team supporting the governments of England (MHCLG) and Wales developing revisions to their respective Building Regulations. Technical lead for the review of Part F (ventilation) and for the building fabric specifications for Part L (conservation of fuel and power), including airtightness standards. Co-chair of the technical working group for ventilation and indoor air quality at the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings. Member of the Retrofit Standards Task Group.
Barbara is an experienced Building Performance Specialist and Retrofit Coordinator, leading Building Performance Evaluation and Deep Retrofit Projects, focusing on Whole House Retrofit, Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE), energy efficiency assessment, energy modelling, performance gap assessment, renewable energy assessment, Indoor Air Quality, ventilation and buiding-users-engagement programmes. The majority of this work is for community organisations, public bodies and housing associations.
Winner of the Saltire Society's Innovation in Housing award 2016 for projects relating to the implementation of POE techniques and SHIFT Awards for Small Retrofit Projects in 2017. Barbara was involved with several research projects, including Mechanical Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality research studies for the Scottish Government.
John established John Cantor Heat Pumps in 1980 and has close links with The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales. He has installed various heat pumps, river-sourced and ground-sourced domestic installations, hydro-driven systems, low-energy refrigeration, heat –recovery applications as well as writing books on these subjects. John has contributed both to the AECB CarbonLite™ Retrofit modules on heat pumps as well as various areas within the newer AECB CarbonLite™ Retrofit Coordination course.
SUSTAINABLE KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
We have gathered together here resources that you may find useful to compliment your training.