17 February 2009

17th Century is green with National Trust and Sudbury Hall

When we think of green and the environment we tend to think of the 20th and 21st centuries but what about a 17th century building becoming green.Well the National Trust in the UK have decided to reduce its CO2 emissions by replacing an old inefficent bolier with a new biomass wood pellet boiler.
The National Trust together with npower have decided to combine with a green energy partnership and implement energy saving projects involving National Trust properties around the UK.
The bolier at Sudbury Hall was placed in August 08 and from October 08 the new renewable bolier was turned on.
Two biomass boilers were installed at Sudbury Hall.This was to help prolong life of the boilers as they will be used on a rota system.
The fuel for the boiler is fast growing willow coppicing which is sustainable and grown locally in Nottinghamshire.The willow potash is used in the gardens of the Hall.Co2 usage at the Hall has been reduced from 151 tonnes per year to 10 tonnes per year.Thats pretty amazing stuff!!!!
Thus our historical houses can also be environmentally friendly aswell as giving pleasure to visitors.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Hi Rosie,
I can see you are very passionate about this cause and I think that is terrific. For me, it's a battle of feeling inspired and losing hope....

Anyway, just wanted to stop by and give you some love. Hope that adorable family of yours is doing well. :)