Who are we and what do we do? The AECB Brighton group (Brighton sustainable building group) monthly meet-up provides an informal opportunity to discuss sustainable building practices, techniques and technical issues. Professionals and non-professionals are equally welcome! The evening is useful for architects, building contractors, clients and associated trades, as well as self-builders, DIYers, in fact anyone involved in the sustainable building sector. All are welcome!


When do we meet? Every third Wednesday of the month, from 6pm until 10pm at the Lord Nelson at 36 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4ED, just down the hill from Brighton Station. The pub does a good selection of food, and you’re welcome to eat during the meet-up.



Meet the group leaders:

Jim Miller - AECB Local Group Brighton LeaderHi, I’m Jim Miller and have a sustainable approach to everything bringing this conviction and knowledge to every project to reduce the effect buildings have on the environment. A fundamental understanding of how buildings work and attention to every detail throughout the design and construction process means buildings perform far better than in the wider UK industry, resulting in lower utility bills and more comfortable living environmentsI am a Certified European Passivhaus Consultant, and an active member of the Passivhaus Trust and the AECB.”

Email Jim

“Hi, I’m Tim Small, a software developer with an interest in building physics.  I’ve carried out a couple of domestic retrofits, and my house has been included in Brighton and Hove Eco Open Houses . I work on software for energy usage and air quality monitoring.  I also consult in related fields, such as IT infrastructure energy reduction.”

Email Tim

A bit about Jim Miller Design : JMD Specialises in Passivhaus new builds and deep retrofit to EnerPhit with exceptional attention to detail ensuring excellence at every stage of the process and buildings which truly perform for both the occupants and the environment. JMD have developed the complete range of contractors with proven track records delivering Passivhaus so you can also be assured of excellent build quality.”

To contact the group: Please email Jim or Tim or sign up to our mailing here.  Change the email delivery preference to ‘notify me for every new message’ to get the messages via email.  Signing up here will notify you of meetup reminders, as well as details of special events.

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