Exemplar Project in Wales

The Exemplar Project awards specifically recognise water efficiency achievements in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and seek to highlight the multiple social, environmental and economic benefits of water efficiency. Projects must be delivered in these areas and must involve at least one organisation whose registered address is in these areas.


Winner: National Trust (Wales) – Fit for the Future

National Trust (Wales) – Fit for the Future

The National Trust Fit for the Future programme integrates environmental management systems into the daily operation of all Wales properties. This has enabled property staff and volunteers to understand our baseline water consumption, set stretching efficiency targets, and better understand and manage our land and buildings operations in a sustainable and exemplary manner.

Our primary function is to engender a cultural shift and the sharing of best practice through highlighting and illustrating a feature and benefit approach. Environmental management and the heritage sector is an emerging field.

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Runner-up: Energy Saving Trust, Environment Agency Wales, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Aqualogic, Wales and West Housing Association, Valleys To Coast Housing Association – Housing Association Water Efficiency Pilot


In 2011, the Energy Saving Trust, Environment Agency Wales, DwrCymru Welsh Water, Aqualogic, Wales and West Housing and Valleys to Coast Housing partnered on the first large-scale water efficiency behaviour change and retrofit pilot in Wales.

Between January and July 2011 the project delivered advice to 180 householders on water use and links to energy use, and also included water efficiency retrofit measures. The project is estimated to save around 1700 cubic metres of water, 12 tonnes of CO2 and £7000 on bills per year. 

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