Archive for June, 2017

Size Of Wales are now Protecting an Area of Tropical Rainforest Across Africa and South America Twice the Size Of Wales – Double Their Initial Target!

Thanks to their newest project, a collaboration with The South Pole Group based in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe in southern Africa, Size of Wales are protecting an area of rainforest twice the Size of Wales. Marco Magini of the South Pole Group said: “By working with the Size of Wales we are able to protect an area of […]

A Smart Energy Future for Rural Areas

New paper from Smart Energy GB examines how smart technology is energising rural community energy projects across Great Britain Smart technology is helping rural communities harness renewable energy and benefit from energy that is cheaper, more efficient and more secure, according to a new report from Smart Energy GB and Arad Research. A smart energy future […]

Innovation Shorts | Burry Port Community Primary School – the first Passivhaus school in Wales

In 2016 Burry Port Community Primary School project won the Sustainable School category in the Sustain Wales Awards for the first Passivhaus school in Wales. Scored highly by the expert panel of judges and a clear winner in the public vote, the school is an excellent example of how a collaborative, inclusive approach to the design […]

Public Health Wales Sweeps the Board at the NHS Sustainability Awards!

Public Health Wales have swept the board at this year’s NHS Sustainability Awards. Winning in the Leadership and Procurement Category, Public Health Wales were honoured for their amazing savings both carbon and financial following their move to the new Cardiff Bay offices. The NHS Sustainability Awards, announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday evening, […]

Innovation Shorts | Public Health Wales and Orangebox save 134 tonnes of C02

In 2016 Public Health Wales (PHW) relocated to a new large open plan office in Cardiff Bay incorporating the transfer of around 500 staff. PHW wanted to create a unique workplace environment designed to encourage a collaborative, social and learning focused work place which embedded sustainability as a core principal. Public Health Wales has embraced […]

A Smart Energy Future for Rural Areas

New paper from Smart Energy GB examines how smart technology is energising rural community energy projects across Great Britain Smart technology is helping rural communities harness renewable energy and benefit from energy that is cheaper, more efficient and more secure, according to a new report from Smart Energy GB and Arad Research. A smart energy future […]

Innovation Shorts | Brecon Carreg aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2020

Brecon Carreg is natural Welsh mineral water from the Brecon Beacons National Park. The company understands that to secure their position as a leader, that sustainability credentials are important and therefore have developed ambitious sustainability targets for 2020. Their focus on sustainability has meant that Brecon Carreg has received accreditation by the Ethical Company Organisation […]

Innovation Shorts | How the Principality Stadium is Working Towards Being “off the grid”

The Principality Stadium is Wales’ major international sports and events venue and is the home of the Welsh Rugby Union. With a capacity of 74,500 and an average of 1.3 million visitors a year, the stadium hosts sports, music and conference events and also offers a range of catering services. The Principality Stadium is the […]