Tag Archives: eco

Would you shower less to save the planet?

If you changed your shower head, you may not have to! We are always being advised to have a shower rather than a bath to save water and energy. However, showers, particularly older power showers, can use lots of water … Continue reading

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Every journey starts with a single step

During the last week in September I was accompanying an external auditor as the National Trust in Wales completed the Level 5 external accreditation audit for the Green Dragon Environmental Standard across all Wales properties. Level 5 is the final step of the … Continue reading

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UK Water Efficiency Awards 2012 – National Trust Wales winners

Myself, Keith and Karen Carciero spent the evening at the House of Lords last night (no we were not doing the catering) attending the UK Water Efficiency Awards 2012.  We are honoured to be chosen as one of the winners … Continue reading

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Energy – How things are going so far

I have been doing some useful analysis on the Energy usage across Wales by resource type (the split between oil, natural gas, LPG, grid electricity and renewables) since we began our work in 2009. It makes interesting reading (and really … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

As a conservation charity the National Trust has sustainable practice at its very core. Our gardens provide the ideal examples not only of how environmental sustainability is achieved through all that we do, but also how we engage and excite … Continue reading

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Watching paint dry

Low VOC, lime, clay, water based, substrate and so on, terminology meltdown around paints Following an excellent training course at Ty Mawr last year the variables around paint can be immense and there are eco and there are eco paints. … Continue reading

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300 year old Eco-house

There is nothing new under the sun as the old Welsh saying goes . A small National Trust  cottage in mid Wales, Pontbremydyr (the wooden bridge over the river Mydyr) has what you would say are all of the ingredients for a cutting edge … Continue reading

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