Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Initial feedback from the Phone App’ energy control at an NT holiday cottage… ’tis good!

Blog from Alex Turret Environmental Practices Advisor who is leading on a pilot for remote control of energy systems at our holiday cottages. Previous Blog  As with any pilot project, particularly one on an unknown quantity such as an old … Continue reading

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Bullet has been bit… After a lot of trailing, testing and infrastructure instillation we have the first EV (Snowdonia)

This morning and it was Snowdon again with our esteemed colleagues from up North or some of the general managers from the Lake District to give them their official title. I was there to talk renewables… but The Snowdonia property … Continue reading

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Wow, wow, wow… the orchids are back! PV looking great as well! Plas Newydd

Popped over to Plas Newydd a couple of days ago to see if the ‘Coterie’ was back… Collective noun for orchids. I had to look it up! The 150,000 were back and with a lot of new flowery friends. The … Continue reading

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…and the jacket goes on my house. External insulation is us

We are three weeks into the process of externally insulating my house. As explained before. detail detail detail. The system is a Rockwool one which is glued on to the wall and all of the small voids are filled with foam. … Continue reading

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Proportionality and the art of grid improvements for renewable energy. Common sense

Spot the difference. Interesting aspect has crept up on the Anafon Community Hydro but we (NT projects) are subject to it on a few of our hydros as well. This being the statutory consenting process for grid improvements (new cables, … Continue reading

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Unusual side effect of the National Trust Snowdon Hydro

Early on we had flippantly said that the hydro would help reduce heavy metal contamination of Afon Cwm Llan. The river is subject to seepage from the tens of copper mine workings in the area. Iron Oxide and Copper contamination. … Continue reading

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15th Century House and a 21st Century App’. Energy controls. National Trust Wales Egryn

Dating back to the 1460’s Egryn Abbey as its called on the map is a stunning farm on the Merionethshire coast. The site has been occupied for over 4000 years from early bronze age to us  in the last 10 … Continue reading

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