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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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Masters of Sustainable Architecture

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Former Student
15/11/2016
Il meglio: I have enjoyed my time at CAT from the beginning to end. The course was very valuable in helping me to develop a new career as a freelancer as a sustainable business advisor.
Da migliorare: All good.
Corso realizzato: Novembre 2016
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Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems

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Former Student
15/11/2016
Il meglio: I must say I utterly have enjoyed doing the MSc. veryone involved with making the course happen have done a great job. I would recommend it.
Da migliorare: Not really.
Corso realizzato: Novembre 2016
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MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment

F
Former Student
17/10/2016
Il meglio: It has been a life changing experience! I would do the course all over again if I could! Thank you for everything. You must be very proud of all you have achieved.
Da migliorare: All good.
Corso realizzato: Ottobre 2016
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Building with Straw Bales

F
Former Student
13/10/2016
Il meglio: I honestly would like to thank all the staff at CAT for the valuable experience taking this course. My understanding of all things environmental has opened doors for me. Overall, the programme is outstanding.
Da migliorare: Everything was OK.
Corso realizzato: Ottobre 2016
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MSc Sustainability and Adaptation

F
Former Student
20/08/2016
Il meglio: I think no other course in UK can offer similar range of theoretical and practical learning in such important issues.
Da migliorare: Nothing.
Corso realizzato: Agosto 2016
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Biomass for Installers: H005DE (HETAS)

F
Former Student
20/08/2016
Il meglio: Overall, the teaching staff was very knowledgeable and patient. Even though I’m an academic and wasn’t completely committed to this course, a great deal of what you taught was absorbed.
Da migliorare: All good.
Corso realizzato: Agosto 2016
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Biomass for Installers: H005DE (HETAS)

F
Former Student
08/08/2016
Il meglio: Thank you for organizing everything. I felt welcome since the first time I arrived, whole experience has been brilliant. I enjoyed everything; from the practical studies to the student project debates.
Da migliorare: Everything was OK.
Corso realizzato: Agosto 2016
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Energy Provision (inc Renewable Energy)

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Former Student
24/07/2016
Il meglio: Great course. CAT is such a demanding, stimulating and rewarding place. I have learnt new skills, made good friends and gained much confidence about materials I had no idea about despite my years of experience. A big thank you for you.
Da migliorare: Nothing.
Corso realizzato: Luglio 2016
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Eco Refurbishment

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Former Student
11/07/2016
Il meglio: I’m enjoying every minute of my study. Content is superb as are info and links connected with them.
Da migliorare: Not really.
Corso realizzato: Luglio 2016
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MSc Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management*

F
Former Student
14/06/2016
Il meglio: My whole career consists on being an energy research analyst, much of which has focused on macro issues. Getting into the technical aspects, the nuts and bolts, has been amazing.
Da migliorare: Not really.
Corso realizzato: Giugno 2016
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MSc Sustainability and Adaptation

F
Former Student
14/06/2016
Il meglio: I think I love the people I’ve met on this course. Staff and tutor from CAT are great too, they have an optimistic and honest attitude to teaching the subject.
Da migliorare: Everything was OK.
Corso realizzato: Giugno 2016
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MSc Sustainable Food and Natural Resources*

F
Former Student
04/06/2016
Il meglio: I feel grateful with everyone involved in my learning process. CAT is an amazing place to learn and undertaking this master has been very important to me. Overall, it has been a unique, engaging and effective experience.
Da migliorare: Nothing.
Corso realizzato: Giugno 2016
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Professori

  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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Storia

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.

Descrizione

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.