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Heating Wales the green way.

Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes and its subsidiary Sustainable Housing Solutions - Tai Cynaliadwy Cymru are working to deliver a wide range of measures throughout Wales in the area of sustainable energy and regeneration in support of Welsh Assembly policies.

As a forward thinking and successful community interest company, we have no shareholders and reinvest any surpluses we make into the communities we serve.

Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes was set up in 2004 by the National Grid with the specific aim of delivering financial and environmental benefits to a million fuelpoor homes. Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes chose to do this under the banner of the Affordable Warmth Programme.

Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes initially worked with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to introduce the Bringing Warm Homes scheme into the county borough. To do so, we fully engaged with all stakeholders to meet the challenging 80% target of householder participation. The scheme succeeded and led to the establishment of a second scheme in Wrexham.

Working with communities Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes has already delivered more than pounds 26m of investment into Wales, with funding obtained from a range of partners creating energy savings in excess of pounds 52m. We are now working with local authorities, social landlords and private individuals within Neath Port Talbot, Cardiff, Torfaen, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. Programmes are also due to start in Caerphilly and Bridgend.

Warm Wales-Cymru Gynnes is able to access grant aid under the Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT) scheme and the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP) from our main sponsor npower.

Our aim is to ensure that sustainable housing ceases to be seen as a novelty, but instead becomes the everyday solution to tackle climate change and fuel poverty.

Sustainable Housing Solutions-Tai Cynaliadwy Cymru offers registered social housing landlords (RSLs) and local authorities the guidance and confidence to deliver high levels of sustainablility in an affordable and easily replicable way.

Our services include: n training, knowledge and skills development; n professional advice and project management services; and n access to funding sources.

At this time of rapid change, there is a need for specialist support and practical advice. Our dedicated team is supported by a network of specialist associates.

Our associates include: the Design Research Unit of theWelsh School of Architecture; the BREWales; the European Housing Ecology Network, along with other specialists.

With these resources, we can offer a range of services for new-build and retrofit schemes, for example: the consultancy service will provide specialist technical support and advice and guidance to social landlords and developers; Sustainable Housing Solutions-Tai Cynaliadwy Cymru will run workshops and seminars; we are offering to design and develop a range of housing projects, in partnership with local authorities, RSLs and developers; we will offer to design, build and projectmanage new-build housing to code 5 and 6 of the code for sustainable homes.

For more information visit www.warmwales.org.uk or call Anne-Marie Khosa on 029 2022 7917
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 11, 2009
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