WISE - The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education



WISE, the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education, provides thousands of people with an opportunity to learn about green architecture, renewable energy and other environmental technologies. CAT is now a world-class training resource, with expertise gained over 35 years and real-life examples of sustainable materials and technologies.

The rooms and spaces in WISE are available for conferences and events. Facilities include the 180-seat theatre, seminar rooms and workshops, 24 en suite twin bedrooms and a research laboratory. There’s also a restaurant, bar and reception area and outdoor spaces.

Sheppard TheatreThe building is home to CAT’s post-graduate courses on renewable energy, building design and environmental sustainability. We also run accredited courses for trade professionals and educators, in areas such as solar water heating and electricity, heat pumps, wood fuels and water management.

The WISE building also provides teaching and workshop spaces for our short public courses on environmental building, ecology, renewable energy, water and sanitation, woodland skills and organic gardening.

The blueprint below shows some of the features of the building (click to enlarge).

To find out more, browse the related questions or download the WISE Information Sheet.


Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) blueprint

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