Awareness raising organisations

The need for all of us to be more aware is essential. If we demand sustainable buildings, pressure on developers will grow and this in turn will lead to more being constructed. This will help to reduce the present premiums that are associated with them. Many of the costs associated with sustainable building can be offset by some associated savings, either in the building design and process, or in the long term reduction in running costs.

Climate change will affect us all and so we have a responsibility to help meet the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions as set out in the 2003 Energy White Paper and the Kyoto Protocol. With 50% of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions coming from buildings it becomes obvious why we should spend time, energy and money on building sustainably.

The following organisations are able to give advice and information about sustainable development issues in the South Wales area.

The structure of the information is as follows:

  • Organisation
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email contact
  • Fax number
  • Personal contact
  • Website
  • Description of services / sustainable development credentials * written by the individual companies

Association for Environment Conscious Building
PO Box 32
SA44 5ZA
01559 370798
Sally Hall

The AECB was established in 1989 and its main objective is to facilitate environmentally responsible practices within building. More specifically the AECB aims to: promote the use of products and materials which are safe, healthy and sustainable; encourage projects that respect, protect and enhance the environment; make available comprehensive information and guidance about products, methods and projects and; support the interests and endeavours of members in achieving these aims.

Cynnal Cymru – the Sustainable Development Forum for Wales

Ground Floor
Cambrian Buildings
Mount Stuart Square
CF10 5FL

029 20192021

Cynnal Cymru specialises in all aspects of sustainable development, not single issues, as a network of networks and individuals. Bringing practitioners, professionals, academics, and consumers together for debate around sustainability at two annual conventions and we will soon have a virtual network of sustainable projects around Wales searchable by post-code on our partner website Run targeted courses in SD capacity building for senior decision makers across Wales. Cynnal Cymru is a civil society forum open to individuals over 18.

The Environment Centre
The Old Telephone Exchange
Pier Street
01792 480200
(01792) 480400

The Environment Centre is a focus for environmental information, education and activity in South West Wales. Based in Swansea’s historic Maritime Quarter, our visitor centre includes a Fair Trade Coffee Shop & Eco-Shop, library & information Centre with internet access, organic garden, exhibition space and meeting space for hire. The Centre is open 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday, entry is free. The Environment Centre is an independent Registered Charity no. 1039378.

Green Building Press
PO Box 32
SA44 5ZA
01559 370798
Keith Hall

The Green Building Press promotes sustainable and environmentally responsible construction with the aim of delivering this information to as wide an audience as possible. Its green building information and publications help people create healthy and ecological homes and buildings. Publications include the quarterly magazine, 'Building for a Future', the Green Building Bible and GreenPro, an online eco building database. At the free web forum anyone can ask questions about any aspect of eco building.

The Straw Bale Building Association
01442 825421
Chug Tugby

An association for all those interested in learning more about Strawbale building

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Cymru

Baltic House
Mount Stuart Square
CF10 5FH
029 20454970
029 20451306


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