From building the UK's first carbon-neutral house
and undertaking the first ever trial of self-healing concrete, to discovering the potential root cause of asthma and revealing a direct link between a healthy breakfast and good grades, Cardiff academics have continued to produce excellent research with real impact.
While they are there they will have the chance to discuss climate change and present recommendations to government ministers, swap ideas with their young Belgian counterparts and visit a carbon-neutral house
Inside the luxurious kitchen of the carbon-neutral house
built in Hertfordshire
From building a carbon-neutral house
to sporting recycled trainers, there's barely a green cause he hasn't embraced.
A visionary leader in the field of green and sustainable architecture, James Jao's 20 years of practice has resulted in revolutionary conceptualizations such as the LuzViMinda Eco-House Initiative which pushes for the construction of carbon-neutral houses
and zero-net energy dwellings that boast of zero-net energy consumptions and zero-carbon emissions annually.
The Government has begun rolling out plans for 100,000 carbon-neutral houses
clustered in eco-towns across the country, and a new report has highlighted property owners' growing demand for energy-efficient homes.