Sustainable consultancy services
Rounded Developments Enterprises is able to offer consultancy and hosting services to voluntary, community and charitable organisations based in Wales. We also offer a Passiv Haus Planning Package service for people and groups looking to develop projects that wish to obtain Passiv Haus / Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 standards.
Any consultancy undertaken by RDE will look at the triple bottom line. This means that the feasibility for any project will encompass the elements of:
- Social sustainability
- Environmental sustainability
- Economic sustainability
RDE is registered with a number of organisations from which it can draw additional information and advice where required, these include Entrust, DTA (Wales), Environment Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action & Voluntary Action Cardiff.
Rounded Developments are registered with WCVA as one of their approved consultants and trainers.
RDE has worked extensively with:
- BRE (Wales) and V2C. (Instigation and delivery of a Sustainable Refurbishment Standard for Wales). RDE is looking at the reality of delivering sustainable refurbishment for a large Registered Social Landlord in Wales. This is a WAG funded project.
- Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff (Community Consultation and advice on re-developing the centre in Cathays). See www.cathays.org.uk for details on the centre
- The Sikh Community in Riverside, Cardiff (Community consultation and advice on the design and business plan for their proposed new community centre in Riverside)
- Cyntwell Church group in Caerau, Cardiff (Feasibility study on saving the existing church for community activities in Caerau)
- Llwyncelyn Development Group in RCT (Feasibility study on creating a new resource for community activities in Llwyncelyn, Porth)
- Nantyffyllon Rugby Club in Bridgend County (Feasibility study on creating a new sporting and comunity centre in Nantyffylon near Maesteg)
- Riverside Warehouse, Cardiff (Advice on a sustainable refurbishment for the Warehouse Project that won one of the People's Millions Awards)
- Daerwynno Outdoor Activity Centre (Feasibility study on expanding the existing off-grid centre complete with designs up to planning stage and also a renewable energy report for group near Ynysybwl, RCT). See www.daerwynno.org for details on the centre
- Groundwork RCT and Merthyr Tydfil (Training for staff in sustainable building and the wider environment)
- Environment Wales (Workshop in sustainable building at EnviroNet conference). See www.environment-wales.org for details on Environment Wales
- Black Environment Network (Workshop session at their Annual Conference on Sustainable Building). See www.ben-network.org.uk for details on BEN
RDE's Co-ordinator, Mr Peter Draper, has over 12 years experience working in the voluntary and community sectors in South Wales and was Co-ordinator at the Amelia Trust Farm between 1995 and 2003. He was also a founding member of Valeways and has served on the Executive Committee of UNA Exchange for many years.