Scottish gallery paints a green picture

One of Scotland’s national galleries has installed an energy efficient technology which is expected to help cut its electricity consumption by more than 10%. The Portrait Gallery has installed a […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

One of Scotland’s national galleries has installed an energy efficient technology which is expected to help cut its electricity consumption by more than 10%.

The Portrait Gallery has installed a voltage optimisation technology, which claims will help save around £6,225 every year and reduce carbon emissions.

The installation is part of the National Galleries of Scotland’s recent renovation worth £17.6million, the first major refurbishment in its 120-year history.

Nicola Kalinsky, Interim Director of gallery said: “One of the Portrait Gallery’s priorities is to reduce its carbon emissions and the newly installed system will ensure energy efficiency throughout the entire building.”