what was our sustainability 2014 like. review of the year

Quite a good year all in all!

Quite a good year all in all!

now that i have got over the shock of my email inbox having been off for a few weeks its a good time for Paul and myself to look at what was delivered by the team in National Trust Wales in 2014

renewables –

  • Hafod y Llan 660kw hydro completed
  • Plas Newydd 300 kw Marine Source Heat Pump completed
  • Hafod y Porth 100kw hydro completed
  • Gorsen 15 kw hydro completed
  • (two others have gained planning permission in the last year)
  • Biomass feasibility completed for Bodnant and Dyffryn Garden

Community energy projects  on going technical support and guidance

  • Anafon hydro
  • Bethesda Hydro
  • Waenfawr Hydro
  • Llanberis Hydros and PV
  • Llandegai Hydro
  • Anglesey energy groups

Awards 2014

  • Green Blog of the year
  • Outstanding project of the year (Hafod y Llan hydro) Business Green Leaders
  • Outstanding project of the  year. Plas Newydd Marine source heat pump (Renewables UK Wales)
  • Green Apple (Environmental Management)
  • International Climate change award for our hydro support work
  • Inspire Wales award. Environmentalist of the year

Advisory groups we support

  • Community Energy Fund steering group
  • Ynni’r Fro Design Group
  • DECC Heat Pump evaluation group
  • Dwr Cymru advisory group
  • Natural Resources Wales Hydro stake holder group

Fit for the future

  • Scotland workshop
  • Scottish Canals networking
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • BIG 3 renewables event
  • Electric Vehicles event at Chirk Castle

2015 looks to be even more full on than 2014. The building blocks are in place for an exciting, challenging and fun year. Paul was invited last week to be part of the Chartered Institute for Building surveyors working group developing guidance for heat pumps. My work will also be interesting at the end of next month as i embark on something new and exciting. More as ever to come!



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One Response to what was our sustainability 2014 like. review of the year

  1. Neil Lewis says:

    Very impressive 12 months work, Great achievements and giving others confidence to follow. Llongyfarchiadau i’r tim!

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