Centre for Alternative Technology
Sustainability into practice
CAT is Britain's major centre for environmental inspiration and courses. It's an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. On their site is a unique and valuable practical demonstration centre, a living laboratory with an enormous range of live examples of sustainable solutions.
CAT has the largest range of installed renewable systems anywhere. These include: hotovoltaics, solar thermal, a micro-grid, Off-grid and grid-connected systems, biomass combined heat and power (CHP), hydro, air source heat pumps,
a community heat main, a range of small to medium wind turbines and they also have two reed bed systems, their own off-mains water supply, and extensive organic gardens.
With over 7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens and with over 40 years of experience in sustainability practice, the Centre for Alternative Technology inspires thousands of visitors every year. Based in beautiful Mid Wales, the Centre overlooks the Snowdonia National Park, renowned for its stunning scenery and outdoor activities. Join them with your family, friends or come alone and explore what you can do!