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Find out more information on sustainability and design.

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government. Their purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.

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Building Research Establishment

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Trust Companies, BRE and BRE Global, are world leading research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organisations delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and beyond.

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Business in the Community Wales

Business in the Community is a business-led charity. It has a growing membership in Wales. It also has members from over 850 companies across the UK, from large multinational household names, small local businesses, and public sector organisations. It aims to advise, support and challenge members to create a sustainable future for all and to improve business performance. Its members work to define what responsibility looks like in the:

  • workplace;
  • marketplace;
  • community; and
  • the environment; and

to share what they learn about improving performance through responsible business practice.

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Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is a leading catalyst for delivering energy efficiency and carbon management in organisations and businesses in order to achieve sustainable carbon emissions reductions in Wales.

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Centre for Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) aims to inspire, inform, and enable people to live more sustainable. CAT provides a visitor centre, free information service, educational and consultancy services.  

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Civic Trust for Wales

The Civic Trust for Wales promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work, and encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment.  

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Constructing Excellence in Wales

Constructing Excellence in Wales spreads best practice across the construction industry in Wales and to encourage the whole supply chain to adopt the ideas set out in the Latham and Egan reports.

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Cynnal Cymru Sustain Wales

Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales is an organisation that promotes sustainable development in Wales and provides practical information to help people live sustainably.

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Comisiwn Dylunio Cymru Design Commission for Wales

The Design Commission for Wales is the national organisation established to champion good design and high quality in the built environment.  

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Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an organisation that provides free impartial advice to fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the home and transportation.

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The Prince’s Foundation

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity which strives to improve quality of life by teaching and practicing timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building.

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Sustainable Development Commission Wales

The Sustainable Development Commission Wales is the Welsh Government's independent advisory body on sustainable development.

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Sustrans is a UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more every day journeys. They work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.  

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Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

The programme helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change. The site contains tools to aid the design, specification, procurement and delivery of resource efficient buildings with the minimum of waste.

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