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Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST)

Introduction to BEST

The Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) programme offers sustainability focused training for the Built Environment workforce of Wales. Courses are being offered at various times and locations, including by distance learning and online.

The training is being delivered by experts within the Welsh School of Architecture and by specialist external partners including: The Royal Society of Architects in Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology, Arup, and the Energy Saving Trust.

BEST’s Programme Manager, Christine Castle, said: “These are challenging, but exciting times for the sector and our courses aim to help meet those challenges by bringing professionals in Wales up to speed with the latest technologies, techniques and regulations in their field.”

BEST is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Gvt to deliver training until July 2015.These subsidised, accredited courses are fully funded for those who work in the private sector and live or work in the Convergence Area in Wales. See Convergence Area map for details.

Training delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture

Courses have been categorised into 5 key themes. To view individual course details please click on the links below or download the PDF flyers.

Construction Waste Management

Low Carbon Leadership

Green Roofs

Building Performance

Sustainable Architecture

Booking & Contact Details

For enquiries and to register for any of the courses listed please contact Lara Hopkinson:

Tel: 029 2087 5968

Email :


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