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Lorien helps National Trust
slash carbon emissions
gy Solutions
A landmark energy saving project “We are particularly pleased
completed by Lorien Engineering Solutions to see that the first 12 months
on behalf of the National Trust has lowered of successful operation have
carbon emissions by 80%. given the National Trust full
© NT J Millar
A year on since Sudbury Hall in confidence to implement similar projects at water-saving devices in all flush systems,
Derbyshire became one of the first other properties to assist in achieving their an experimental area of secondary glazing
National Trust houses to be powered by target reductions.” and draught exclusion in one domestic
small-scale renewable energy through a The benefits of the renewable energy area of the property, and full recycling
green energy partnership with npower, its system are felt across the property, with across the property.
annual carbon emissions have dropped boilers that are more easily controlled, Since sustainable heating was installed
from over 52 tonnes to under 12 tonnes. cleaner delivery of fuel, and no more smell at Sudbury Hall over 20 National Trust
The property’s bio-mass wood pellet of fuel oil following delivery. properties, ranging from historic mansions
boilers were installed 12 months ago and Lesley Law, property manager of to outdoor visitor centres, have benefited
the decrease in emissions has occurred Sudbury Hall, said: “The installation of the from the National Trust Green Energy Fund
despite longer opening hours and a 50 per bio-mass boiler couldn’t have been more in partnership with npower.
cent increase in visitor numbers compared timely, especially with the particularly cold This project has helped put in place a
with last year. snap earlier this year with snow at the end range of renewable energy technologies
Lichfield based Lorien was responsible of January and February. across Trust locations, including solar
for carrying out a full sustainable options “I’m delighted that Sudbury has taken water heating systems, replacing oil
analysis followed by the design and project part and benefited from this Green Energy powered heaters with biomass wood chip
management for the installation of the fund. Thanks to npower the project is pellet boilers and installing air and ground
boilers. helping us show that historic properties source heat pumps.
Lorien director Steve Turner said: “We like Sudbury and new, renewable energy The scheme will be funded by npower
are delighted to have delivered a truly really do work.” for a further year, and properties to benefit
sustainable project which has generated The biomass boiler is part of a wider from it in the near future include
reductions in carbon emissions on a grand effort by Sudbury Hall to reduce its carbon Tyntesfield near Bristol, Nunnington Hall in
scale, in line with our predictions at footprint, including the use of compact Yorkshire and Uppark House in West
feasibility study stage. fluorescent lamps across the property, Sussex.
“When we are planning electrical
maintenance at any of our 350
properties in the Midlands
we always specify NICEIC
contractors for guaranteed
peace of mind”
Philip Jackson
Director, Maguire Jackson, Birmingham
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