Metro mayors urged to make UK cities green

A coalition of environmental organisations is calling on incoming metro mayors to take urgent action to green their cities. The call from groups, including the National Trust, Green Alliance and the Campaign for Better Transport, comes as England’s first ever metro mayors are being elected in six city regions today ahead of the general election. […]

Understanding Water at the National Trust – Exclusive Webinar

Mark Roberts works for the National Trust as an internal consultant on water. His role is to provide their properties with advice and guidance on all aspects of water across the properties including key items like mains water usage, private water supplies, private sewage systems, flood risk and sustainable drainage. He is passionate about the […]

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. 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. […]

National Trust renews green partnership

National Trust has announced it has renewed its partnership with a UK renewable energy supplier. The two-year extension follows the first agreement which was signed in 2012. Good Energy and the charity aim to encourage the Trust’s members to switch to the green electricity supplier as a step to tackle climate change. Those members who […]

National Trust invests £30m in a sustainable future

The National Trust is making its biggest ever investment of £30 million into green energy. The funding aims to boost renewable energy to heat and power more of the historic places it looks after. It is making the commitment after reaching targets to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and cut energy usage by 20% […]

Chef shares energy-saving Christmas cookery tips

The 25 December is an intense day for the most skilled of cooks – and having the oven on for hours to roast the turkey is energy intensive too. To help peel back the energy waste, the National Trust’s development chef Clive Goudercourt has put together his top tips for the big day. Multi-task “Roast your […]

National Trust launches new hydro project

National Trust has officially launched its new renewable energy project in Snowdonia, Wales. The hydro turbine at Hafod y Porth has a capacity of just under 100KW and cost £550,000, with an anticipated payback of around six years, the charity said. It marks the third project to be completed as part of its £3.5 million […]

National Trust and Panasonic join forces for green push

Technology giant Panasonic and National Trust have joined forces in a bid to help the conservation charity move towards a “greener, more sustainable mode of operation”. They have inked a three-year partnership, which will allow Panasonic to “showcase” its technologies. Visitors at selected National Trust sites will be able to loan its latest LUMIX cameras […]

Electric Land Rover prototype tested in Wales

A prototype Jaguar Land Rover with an electric motor is being put through its paces by the National Trust – in rugged Welsh landscape. The previously “hush hush” testing at the Hafod y Llan farm on Snowdon was revealed by the Trust’s environmental advisor for Wales, Keith Jones on his award-winning green blog. Touching on the charity’s […]

Marine pump to heat historic National Trust mansion

One of the historic mansions in Wales is using a new technology – claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK – that sucks heat from sea water to warm the building. National Trust has today switched on the 300KW marine-source heat pump which will provide all of the power needed to […]