16 ft-high installation from 15,000 plastic bottles

Architect and maker Nick Wood, of How About Studio was commissioned by ZSL London to create a instillation to represent the #OneLess campaign.

This 16 ft-high instillation is made from 15,000 discarded single-use bottles collected from London.

Source: Building Magazine / Claire Doherty / Alamy Stock Photo

How about Studio explain that “the structure is inspired by ocean flows and the architecture of Indonesia – where the plastic problem is having a direct effect on the environment.”

We love this instillation and would urge anyone in London take the opportunity to view and raise your awareness whilst you can, the instillation will be on show until September 2018.

Follow these links to learn more… 




Learning the ropes – Jonathan’s Sailing Day

We understand the importance of client relations and the benefits it can bring to our consultants personal and professional development.

When Jonathan, one of our Sustainability Consultants, was recently asked if he could join our client on their Company Sailing Day, we didn’t hesitate to approve.

The day provided Jonathan with the opportunity to explore the waters around Dorset, meet other industry professionals in a neutral environment and get to know our client a little better.

We are very grateful to all of our generous clients that have invited our consultants to partake in many wonderful character building opportunities over the years.


Qualified Thermographers

DALTEC Ltd are pleased to announce that they have two BINDT (The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing) qualified PCN IRT Thermographers.

DALTEC Ltd have completed their first survey for a client. They highlighted areas of energy loss causing cold spots in a recently occupied dwelling. A full site report is provided, including photos of the exact areas identified both internally and externally.

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Images like these, alongside the full site report, will help our client carry out swift and specific remedial work to rectify the concerns identified by the occupier.


DALTEC Ltd are now able to offer a thermography service to our clients. Clients may utilise this service for BREEAM credits, client requirement, occupier complaint resolution or purely for quality assurance and peace of mind.

If you are interested in this service, please call us on 01884 242050 or fill in the contact form.

Bush Tucker Challenge – Locusts

Thank you for your continued support to the AES Hope Challenge Team, we have now reached £2,264! As promised, here is the long awaited recording of Jon and Alex eating Locusts…

Unfortunately for Jon and Alex, about 10 minutes AFTER they had recorded this bush tucker challenge, Habitat for Humanity informed us of the decision to postpone Hope Challenge until 2019.

It is with great sadness that we share this news. Everyone at AES Sustainability Consultants, especially the Hope Challenge 2018 team (Claire, Jilly, Jonathan, Laura, Ross and Rowenna) want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for sponsoring them. We are all so very grateful of the kind donations and very pleased that we have raised £2,264 in total for the amazing charity, Habitat for Humanity.

Please be assured that all of the money donated will still have a huge impact and will still go towards Hope Challenge, but now this amount will be carried over to the 2019 event, of which AES Sustainability Consultants will be taking part in. This just gives us a little longer to come up with our amazing shelter idea.

Bush Tucker Challenge – Buffalo Worms

Thank you to all of our sponsors so far who have contributed to the AES Hope Challenge Team reaching their first milestone of £1,000. We all know what this means… Buffalo Worms!

Well done to Jon Bodington (Managing Director) and Alex Brooks (Director) who chowed down on a spoonful this morning, in Alex’s words “These are rank”. 

Please continue to sponsor our team, we would love to reach our next milestone of £1,500… CRICKETS! Click here to sponsor.


Small Business Champion Runner Up

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Here at AES we regard recycling not as a priority, but an obligation.

Maggie (Graduate Sustainability Consultant), is voluntarily challenging employee’s habits and attitudes towards recycling. With the aim to achieve the goal of reducing our company waste by half, over the upcoming year. Feeding off her degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management, her efforts include:

  • Monthly waste audits
  • Raising awareness of what is recyclable or not
  • Pestering the lazy ones for not washing up empty milk bottles
  • Praising the considerate ones for separating the film from plastic bottles
  • Promoting the use of a sustainable web-based search engines like Ecosia
  • Promoting the benefits of car sharing

“Discussing the topic with colleagues on a more personal level, has helped understanding. We have overcome obstacles such as inconvenience or lack of knowledge.” Margarita Shivarova

Maggie wants to provoke thought about the impacts of our actions to the environment and to pioneer the tools already at hand for reducing it.

It is no wonder that this dedication to recycling meant Maggie received Small Business Champion Runner Up at the recent Recycle Devon Awards in Exeter.

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Directors take on Entomology for Charity

Jon Bodington (Managing Director) and Alex Brooks (Director) of AES Sustainability Consultants, have reluctantly agreed to eat undesirable insects to support our Hope Challenge team raise vital funds to fight the global housing crisis. Through your support and sponsorship, Habitat for Humanity help those less fortunate than ourselves achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through the building of safe and affordable homes.

We want to see Jon and Alex squirm, as I am sure you do, so any amount of money that you are able to spare to ensure we see them eat something disgusting will be gratefully received by us and the charity. When our fundraising total reaches these milestones, Jon & Alex will eat:

What’s on the menu for this Bush Tucker Challenge?

£1000 Buffalo Worms
£1500 Crickets
£2000 Meal Worms
£2500 Locusts
£3000 Boiled Sheep Testicles

For any single donation of £500, Jon and Alex will eat a RAW sheep testicle as a special thank you…

Each time a milestone is reached, the feast will be recorded and uploaded onto our Twitter @JonBodington, make sure you are following us.

To donate, click HERE. We would like to thank you for any donation, everything is gratefully received!


Hope Challenge 2018

AES are taking part in Hope Challenge 2018. We are raising vital funds that will help Habitat for Humanity build a safe environment where families and communities can thrive.

We are excited about putting our varied skills together, working as a team to design an innovative, sustainable shelter out of our own materials to house us for 2-nights whilst we take part in mental and physical challenges in the stunning Peak District.

Over the next few months we will be raising money through events, auctions, sales and sponsorship:

  • Jilly will be taking part in the Bideford Half on 11th March. It’s Jilly’s first ever Half Marathon and the training is going well – although she has vowed “never again” already!!
  • In April we will be holding an all-weather trip to the stars with the Space Odyssey Planetarium. Time and date to be confirmed.
  • The Bush Tucker Challenge….Oh yes! Details to follow…

If you would like to sponsor our team for this fantastic cause, please click HERE for our donation page. Thank you for supporting us in Hope Challenge 2018.

Watch this space for more pictures of our fundraising efforts…

Neil Parish visits AES

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Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, visited AES Sustainability Consultants on Monday 5th February to better understand the SAP process and to hear Jon Bodington’s advice regarding industry wide improvements that are needed to drive developments to be sustainable, of a high-quality build and ensure what is designed is delivered by the Developers.

“It was good to see a quality, vibrant, enthusiastic consultancy with National coverage based in Tiverton”.

We hope to further our discussions with Neil over the coming months to ensure a future of sustainable developments, locally and nationally.