The National Trust has an ambitious target to remove all oil heating systems and convert to renewable heating at all of its sites across the UK. The Trust’s Renewable Energy Investment Programme has committed £30 million of investment to circa 40 renewable energy projects, in order to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and source 50% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Sustainable Energy has been appointed by the National Trust to provide renewable energy support services at a number of its sites across the UK, from initial review of renewable heating opportunities through to design, delivery and handover of completed renewable heating systems.
- Feasibility studies for renewable heating, looking at the technical and economic opportunity for wood chip and wood pellet boilers, ground / water and air source heat pumps, solar hot water systems and district heating
- Development of projects including detailed design, providing tender specifications, procurement support, Client’s Engineer, acceptance testing of completed installations and management of the RHI accreditation process
Recent solutions include a 200kW wood chip boiler system at Ickworth House, Sulfolk; a 300kW wood chip boiler and mini district heating scheme at Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd; and a 250kW wood pellet and mini district heating scheme at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan.