China Children & Teenagers' Foundation
CCTF is the first independent, non-profit charity organisation in China. Their mission is to care for, foster, and educate children and teenagers in China, especially in children from minority groups and impoverished regions. They have various projects focusing on the education and wellbeing of children and young people. After the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, CCTF responded promptly, raising nearly RMB200 million in cash and equipment to improve the quality of life of pregnant women affected by the disaster and of children left disabled, orphaned or otherwise traumatised.
Intelligent & Green Systems consulted on the development of sustainable and connected systems strategies on a project led by KPMG China to develop a community centre in Cifeng County, Sichuan province. The centre is an outstanding example of green building, renewable energy, digital connectivity and quake-resistant technology. It's built with environmentally friendly and locally sourced materials, including processed bamboo, rammed earth and straw bale for thermal walls and roofs, as well as recycled timber for doors and window frames. This set new benchmarks for construction techniques in rural China.
Plessey Semiconductors & Plymouth City Council
Plessey Semiconductors are leading experts in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and control applications. Plessey designs products for high performance applications and its range of integrated products includes High Brightness LED lighting solutions, CMOS image sensors and its award-winning EPIC electric potential sensors.
Plymouth City Council is the unitary authority for Plymouth, Devon, managing council services for this city of 250,000 inhabitants in the South West of the UK.
I&G Systems consulted and project managed for both with Plessey Semiconductors and the City Council to demonstrate the effectiveness of LED lighting solutions in council buildings and develop the business case for a large scale roll out of LED lighting in the council's buildings. Services provided included:
The Town & Country Planning Association - Eco-towns ICT infrastructure
Intelligent & Green Systems consulted the Town & Country Planning Association on planning and development of ICT infrastructure to support the delivery and deployment of sustainable ICT to the UK eco-towns program. This engagement involved the development of Eco Town technical advice worksheets and related workshops, seminars and newsletters.
The objectives of the advisory program were to:
This infrastructure advice was aimed at pioneering eco-developments in East Hampshire District Council, Hampshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire County Council,Broadland District Council, Cornwall Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Fareham Borough Council and Bournville Village Trust.
Oval Partnership is an international, multi-disciplinary practice that embraces architecture, sustainable urban design and masterplanning, based in Hong-Kong.
I&G Systems have worked on a number of innovative development projects for Oval in recent years, including :