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After 18 months of intensive study and hard work CAT’s 5th year Architecture Professional Diploma students laid out their final projects for us all to see. Transforming their classrooms the students created sleek exhibition spaces to show off their detailed plans and intricate models. The event began mid-afternoon when the student’s families and friends and VIP’s from the industry arrived for the private viewing of the work. The students themselves were on-hand to guide guests through their unique visions.... Read More ››

Talking renewables at Energy Now Expo

Come and see us at Energy Now Expo – the only renewable energy event for farmers and landowners, taking place in Telford on 8-9 February. Exploring a wide range of technologies, including anaerobic digestion & biogas, biomass, heat pumps, hydro, solar, wind and energy efficiency, it promises to be a very interesting and useful couple of days. CAT will not only have a presence in the exhibition hall alongside 160 other suppliers and providers of renewable energy products and... Read More ››

Waves, weirs and waterwheels – unleashing the power of water

How can we use and manage water in a more sustainable way? CAT volunteer and MSc student Ed Macdonald has been exploring the issues and delving into the detail of hydro power. Born in the year of the water dragon, perhaps my interest in watercourses is to be expected. As a kid in a nearby natural sandpit I was enchanted by flow of the stream, able to bypass attempts to dam it with clay. Fast forward 20 years, I... Read More ››

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen

It’s now almost ten years since CAT’s first Zero Carbon Britain report was published. Today zero carbon is becoming a much more commonly accepted goal – but we urgently need to make it happen! Paul Allen introduces a new report, due out in spring, that looks at the barriers to getting to zero and how these can be overcome. On 5 October 2016, the threshold number of signatories to the Paris Agreement was achieved, enabling it to enter into... Read More ››

Celebrate with CAT’s architects of the future

CAT’s Architecture Professional Diploma students celebrate the end of their studies with a private view of their work and a party at CAT on 20th January. This unique event invites industry VIPs, students, local people and friends of CAT to view the final projects of these up-and-coming architects after 18 months of intensive study. Transforming study rooms into exhibition spaces their inspirational designs and models will be available to view with the students themselves on-hand to talk guests through... Read More ››

Can archaeology save our seas? Borth coastal defence scheme and human adaptation

Landscape archaeologist and CAT MSc student Jemma Bezant looks at how messages from the past about human adaptation and resilience can resonate today in the face of coastal erosion and rising sea levels.   Our changing seas Everybody loves the sea. A trip to the beach can lift our spirits and feed our souls. But we have a complex relationship with our coastlines, our oceans: they are at once liminal places of danger and places that supply our needs.... Read More ››

CAT customer and supporter survey – let us know your views

Can you spare a few minutes to help CAT in the development of our strategic planning? We are reviewing how best we can maximise our impact towards our mission of delivering practical solutions for sustainability. As a result we will set our objectives for the next three to five years. If you are a CAT supporter or a customer using one of our services we would like to ask you to complete this short online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CentreAltTech The survey... Read More ››

3rd Aberystwyth Scouts awarded Ready, Set, Recycle prize and a day out at CAT

Earlier this year WRAP, world leaders in supporting organisations to be more recycling efficient, launched a nationwide competition called Ready, Set, Recycle. The project worked in collaboration with The Scout Association to challenge Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts to recycle as much packaging over 4 months as possible. The individual troops documented their process and shared it with other scout groups through the Scout Association website. WRAP has announced local troop the 3rd Aberystwyth Scouts as the winners.... Read More ››

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