Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

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Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment. Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.

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Centre for Alternative Technology
Biomass for Installers: H005DE (HETAS) Centre for Alternative Technology

...and to professionally advise the client on fuel type, storage options & system design. With a mixture of classroom based theory and practical sessions... Aprende sobre: Biomass operation, Calculating the heat load and system performance, Biomass appliance components... Ver más

  • Curso
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • 5 Días (7 horas lectivas)
  • A elegir
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£ 950 - (1.042 )
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Eco Refurbishment Centre for Alternative Technology

...Solid wall insulation. - Insulating materials from the commonly available to the cutting edge along with the practical issues and compromises associated with... Aprende sobre: Healthy buildings, Renewable Energy, Hazardous building materials... Ver más

  • Curso
  • Otorga el título oficial
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • 4 Días
  • A elegir
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£ 450 - (493 )
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Timber Frame Self Build Centre for Alternative Technology

...own projects so bring along drawings and plans with you too, if you like. This course is the first in the series and you’ll be building a frame using... Aprende sobre: Using tools, Energy use, Solar pv... Ver más

  • Curso
  • Otorga el título oficial
  • Semipresencial en Machynlleth (Gales)
  • 5 Días
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£ 600 - (658 )
+ IVA
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Building with Straw Bales Centre for Alternative Technology

...You don't need a background in building, and with a few people you can see your structure rise before your eyes. This fun, highly practical and informative... Aprende sobre: Sustainable Building Materials, Building material selection, Thermal mass... Ver más

  • Curso
  • Otorga el título oficial
  • Machynlleth (Gales)
  • 5 Días (28 horas lectivas)
  • A elegir
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£ 500 - (548 )
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Energy Provision (inc Renewable Energy) Centre for Alternative Technology

...your own renewable energy system or assessing a site for its potential? Interested in learning more about the technologies involved? Renewable Energy Systems... Aprende sobre: Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Sources, Carbon emissions... Ver más

  • Curso
  • Machynlleth (Gales)
  • 1 Semana (7 horas lectivas)
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£ 700 - (768 )
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Masters of Sustainable Architecture Centre for Alternative Technology
Design and building with sustainable material

...There is therefore great potential within the profession for environmental change, and this is pivotal to the entire sustainability debate. Aimed at students... Aprende sobre: Environment design, Architecture Design, Architecture Planning... Ver más

  • Master oficial
  • Machynlleth (Gales)
  • 18 Meses
  • 10 de septiembre de 2017
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£ 12.750 - (13.982 )
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Profesores

 Jane Fisher
Jane Fisher
Lead Academic

 Ruth Stevenson
Ruth Stevenson
Senior Lecturer

 Trish Andrews
Trish Andrews
Senior Lecturer

Adam Tyler
Adam Tyler
Engineer

CAT’s specialist renewables engineer and tutor.

Annabel Cooper
Annabel Cooper
Engineer

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Historia

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) was founded in 1973 on the site of the disused Llwyngwern slate quarry near Machynlleth, in Mid Wales.

When founder Gerard Morgan-Grenville started the organisation, he conceived "a project to show the nature of the problem and show ways of going forward." It was originally a community dedicated to eco-friendly principles and a 'test bed' for new ideas and technologies - the Visitor Centre was a later addition.

In the beginning, progress in the quarry was slow, and the early attempts to raise money were frustrating. Volunteers worked long hours, often by candlelight - there was no electricity on the site at that time.

Liz Todd, one of the early volunteers, remembers shrews running across the table during mealtimes and eating from plates. An old engine shed with a leaking roof was the only habitable building on site at that time.

Slowly, increasing numbers of interested people came to CAT, and many stayed as volunteers. As more workers arrived, they brought a wide range of skills and experience.

In 1974, The Duke of Edinburgh visited CAT. After his visit, some members of staff suggested turning part of the site into a Visitor Centre, a permanent exhibition to explain CAT's work and generate interest in alternative technology. It opened to the public in 1975.

Since then, CAT has grown to become Europe's leading eco-centre. It is staffed by 90 permanent staff and volunteers all year round, and a further 60 people during the summer months. We receive around 65,000 visitors every year, who come to learn about our work.

CAT (as a Visitor Centre) celebrated its 30th birthday in 2005. Far from settling down to a quiet life, the Centre is constantly changing and adapting. We continue to produce exciting new projects, schemes and ideas, building on over three decades of knowledge and experience.

Sobre el centro

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment. Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.