Archive for the ‘Innovation Shorts’ Category

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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 […]

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Innovation Short | 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 […]

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Innovation Short | 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 […]

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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 […]

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Innovation Shorts: How Enterprise Car Club is Contributing to a Low Carbon Wales

Enterprise takes sustainability seriously and is on a mission to provide the best transport system in the world by fostering innovation, new vehicle technologies and sustainable solutions. Enterprise Car Clubs are encouraging and facilitating a shift in traditional travel culture and car ownership model of transport. Their car club model enables a pay-as-you-go approach using a […]

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Minuteman Press: How one small franchise goes above and beyond digital print

Minuteman Press is more than just a digital print and copying service. Located in Cardiff Bay since 2010, the small, friendly and highly knowledgeable team go above and beyond when it comes to exceeding customer expectations and developing a responsible business model that runs through everything they do. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned over […]

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Innovation Shorts: How Robert Owen Community Banking are designing innovative financial solutions for communities

Robert Owen Community Banking is an award-winning social finance company providing ethical loans for local businesses, people and community organisations across Wales. In March they were awarded a prestigious Citi Micro-entrepreneurship award, that recognises the ‘Social and Community Impact’ that they have made across all of their loan book. This includes their work financing community […]

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Innovation Shorts: How Halen Môn are combining traditional craft with innovative technology

Halen Môn, Anglesey Sea Salt Company produces high quality sea salt flakes using traditional age-old craft, combining traditional hand harvesting with innovative technology. Halen Môn sea salt is made from the clean, clear sea waters of the Menai Strait that surround the island of Anglesey. The end result? A product which can sit among the great Foods […]

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Innovation shorts: Wales’ very first ‘energy positive’ house with a social conscience

The Low Carbon Research Institute and Welsh School of Architecture have designed Wales’ very first ‘energy positive’ house, located near Bridgend, South Wales. The project is a celebration of low carbon energy research from all over Wales, bringing together universities, industries and the government. The house is capable of exporting energy generated on site to […]

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Innovation Shorts: Riversimple – The car that will transform personal transport

Riversimple have completely turned the conventional business model on its head, with a new business proposition to offer for their innovative technologies. They do not sell cars and never will. The Riversimple Rasa hydrogen car uses a hydrogen fuel cell and passes the hydrogen through a Proton Exchange Membrane which combines with oxygen to form […]