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Phil Jones and Jane Davidson

'I am delighted that CRIBE has received funding under the Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) Knowledge Transfer Centre Programme that will help us in delivering low carbon building in Wales.' (Jane Davidson AM, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing.)

The Centre for Research in the Built Environment  (CRIBE) has received a grant of £497,311 from Welsh Assembly Government  under the Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) Knowledge Transfer Centre Programme

The 3 year project entitled :-

Delivering Low Carbon Buildings Cymru – from Policy to Practice
 aims to equip the Welsh construction industry with the best research based knowledge and skills on designing, costing and delivering low/zero carbon buildings and achieve Welsh Assembly Government targets for reductions in CO2 emissions. It will also address the wider aspects of sustainability relating to material use, waste arisings, water use and socio-economic factors.

Through this proposed project, CRiBE aims to disseminate it’s research based knowledge on low carbon building designs to the Welsh construction industry through a variety of knowledge transfer methods including outreach events, strategic consultations, preparing case studies and detailed best practice examples. Project deliverables include: reports, guidance notes, concept designs, case studies, best practice guides, information papers and podcasts. The focus of this project is targeted towards the production of material that will be made available to industry through a variety of existing dissemination routes, including the newly developed WAG sustainable building portal. These activities will consider new buildings, existing buildings and the wider urban scale perspective.