National Trust’s historic building to be warmed by green heat

An historic mansion traced back to Tudor times will be using renewable heat this winter. Two 50kW biomass boilers have been installed to supply green heat at National Trust’s Nunnington Hall near York. […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

An historic mansion traced back to Tudor times will be using renewable heat this winter.

Two 50kW biomass boilers have been installed to supply green heat at National Trust’s Nunnington Hall near York.

The building, which has a collection of antique miniatures, was fitted with the two wood pellet fired biomass boilers to replace an old, inefficient oil powered heating system.

Company re:heat was in charge of the installation after winning a competitive tender process.

The project will help National Trust reduce carbon emissions at its properties by switching to more renewable energy sources and deliver 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

National Trust Project Manager Edward Wood said: “It was a complex project but well worth the effort.  In addition to reducing our impact on the environment, going to biomass gives us a level of security in no longer responding to fluctuating oil prices and we qualify for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.  Even better, the money we save can be put back into the conservation of the property.”