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CAT wins award for public awareness at Welsh ceremony

The Zero Carbon Britain project at CAT has won the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Public Awareness of Green Energy’ at the inaugural Wales Green Energy Awards. Organised by RenewableUK Cymru, the award ceremony took place at Cardiff Bay on Wednesday. Danielle Paffard, Zero Carbon Britain Communications Officer, was at the ceremony to accept the award. She said: We are absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award, with the calibre of all nominated projects testament to a thriving renewables... Read More ››

Student Blog: the first week on the Prof Dip

We’ve asked some of our current students to write a short blog post about their studies after each module. You can see all of our student blogs here. Over the next year or so Rachel, a former long-term volunteer at CAT, will share her experiences on the Part II Architecture course. Last month I started the Professional Diploma in Architecture course at CAT. It’s a very different approach to the study of Architecture, one I’m really looking forward to!... Read More ››

Timber frame and cob – getting muddy at Grand Designs Live

This weekend CAT is heading to Grand Designs Live in Birmingham! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday we’ll be building a beautiful timber frame structure and running hands-on sessions working with cob. It’s going to be an amazing weekend full of sustainable building and we’d love to see you there. Grand Designs Live have very generously given us four pairs of free tickets to the show for CAT supporters. If you’re interested in coming on either the Friday, Saturday or... Read More ››

Student Blog: First week on the REBE course

I have just returned home after spending my first week on the Renewable Energy and the Built Environment (REBE) course at the Centre for Alternative Technology. It has been a packed week with five lectures or practical sessions each day, covering a broad range of topics. It has really fired my imagination and got me thinking about many aspects of sustainability that I knew little of before, so much so that on arriving home I had trouble sleeping as... Read More ››

ZCBlog: The IPCC report and the opportunity for action

Today sees the much anticipated release of the ‘Fifth Assessment Report’ from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Set up in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme, the IPCC presents the most up to date scientific information to policy makers, and is the international authority on climate change. A draft report for policy makers was leaked weeks ahead, prompting the usual explosion of bile from the sceptics, and a breath-drawing cautionary tale of inaction for the rest... Read More ››

Eco-Refurbishment Course at CAT

This week a group of eager DIY-ers have been busy learning about eco-refurbishment at CAT. Over the past few days they’ve learned about ecological improvements you can make to existing buildings through practical exercises and specialised guided tours of CAT. The developments in environmentally conscious building are coming along in leaps and bounds, but as it currently stands few people in the UK will have the opportunity to construct their own new eco-home. Refurbishing existing housing stock can make... Read More ››

The Labour party looks to a zero carbon Britain

Ed Miliband has echoed key aspects of the Centre for Alternative Technology’s Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) report at the annual Labour conference in Brighton. He stated that “the environment is a passion of mine” before announcing: “Labour will have a world leading commitment in government to take all of the carbon out of our energy by 2030. A route map to one million new green jobs in our country. That is how we win the race to the top.” CAT’s... Read More ››

Serenity – CAT Professional Diploma Summer Building Project 2013

Sebastian Lomas, one of our Professional Diploma in Architecture students, shares his experiences of the annual summer building project: As is usual for the CAT summer building project, it all began with a 24-hour design charette in June with students working in teams or independently on their proposal for the project. The site was to be the space adjacent to the recently completed biomass building with a brief to provide a covered dry space for around 30 school children... Read More ››

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    this youtube is so out of date – yep in 3 years it has all changed. Feed in Tariff is half of that, systems cost a lot less than £10k, nearer 5k,

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    These sort of blogs is really informative for students who wanted to know about those past events that took place. This would help them a lot particularly in knowing some of those information that they might apply into their studies.