AECB Silver and Gold Standards
Our sustainable projects adhere to Silver and Gold Standards set by the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB).
The Association for Environment Conscious Building, known as AECB, is the UK’s leading network for sustainable building professionals. Membership includes local authorities, housing associations, builders, architects, designers, consultants and manufacturers.
We use both Silver and Gold AECB Standards to achieve affordable low energy construction.
The AECB Silver Standard produces a building with a heating demand of not more than 40 kWh/m2 per annum and to have primary energy consumption of not more than 120 kWh/m2per annum.
The AECB Gold Standard produces buildings with a heating demand of not more than 15kWh/m2 per annum and to have primary energy consumption of not more that 58kWh/m2 per annum.
The AECB has lead the way in environmentally responsible building for over 25 years, developing a set of standards backed up with specific building systems and methods. A huge pool of knowledge has been developed by members which is regularly disseminated on courses and conferences. The Silver Standard was applied at the above two very different projects.
Like the Passivhouse Standard, the AECB Carbon-lite Standards of Gold, Silver and Bronze involve a much better and higher level of rigour in both design and construction than normal design and building practice in the UK. Following these carbon-lite standards will produce buildings that perform very closely to the standards predicted in the design stage.