National Trust vows to cut carbon emissisions for all of its buildings

The National Trust, who runs no less than 29,000 buildings across the United Kingdom, is keen on cutting carbon emissions across most of them by installing a variety of energy-saving measures such as solar panels, attic insulation, LED lights and more.

According to a media report, the National Trust, who manages no less than 300 old mansions and 88 castles, currently has no less than five pilot projects now underway — two biomass power plants, two 100-kilowatt hydroelectric schemes and the country’s first medium-scale marine source heat pump. And should all of these initiatives prove to be successful, then many more might be on their way.

“We have already done about 190 various projects over the years, and the five pilots are essentially leading on from them in a much more focused way into a much larger investment. It is much more than simple kilowatts,” said Keith Jones, an environmental practices adviser for the National Trust.

The National Trust will target, first and foremost, those locations requiring extensive heating during normal operation, and will try to implement various energy efficiency measures, aimed at optimizing energy consumption across the respective properties.

Furthermore, it will attempt to replace old-style light bulbs with latest-generation, efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs), designed to cut energy consumption, while still delivering very good luminosity levels.

Implementing specific smart control solutions designed to improve the level of heating efficiency across both domestic and commercial buildings is yet another factor that could help reduce energy consumption (and, with it, carbon generation), and that’s specifically where Building Energy Management Systems come into play.

Building Energy Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

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