Category Archives: Heat pump

air, water, ground, marine…

Getting off oil… down to the knitty gritty. Ground source heat pumps in some farms (with moles)

The NT in Wales are in the final stretch in terms of getting off oil on its heating in its in-hand buildings across Wales but we still have with a couple of years to go (as ever this is another blog) But … Continue reading

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Fluoride good for teeth but bad for the planet… addicted to HFC’s

Fluoride is the key constituent of most of the world’s refrigerants. In Kigali the capital of Rwanda a couple of weeks ago a little bit of human race self-preservation kicked in. The nations of the world signed an agreement in … Continue reading

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Review of the year 2015. National Trust Wales Going Green… still at it!

…and how was our year? 2015 was a busy as ever but our work was quite wide spread this year. Assisting colleagues across the NT with multiple projects… PV, Heat Pumps, Hydro and Biomass. Durham to St Ives, Giants Causeway … Continue reading

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An Old Norse sea serpent and a low carbon cottage

It was one of those “I have a nice job” moments again. I was on the Pen y Gogarth or the Great Orme as its also called towering above Llandudno. Or to be specific Park Farm on the great Orme. … Continue reading

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The plaudits for Plas Newydd Marine Source Heat Pump coming through thick and fast

The Plas Newydd Marine Source Heat Pump, which is part of the National Trust’s Renewable Energy Investment Program has in the last week received two new National Awards in recognition of its ground breaking design and delivery. One award from … Continue reading

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Modern heating… very old house. National Trust Hafod y Llan ‘old’ farm house

Its been a few weeks now since the last blog about the boreholes going in at Hafod y Llan farm on Snowdon  for a new heating system for the old C18 farm-house which is undergoing a transformation. The house will … Continue reading

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Community Heat Conference. My musings #communityheat

  Yesterday was Birmingham and I had been invited to talk as part of the DECC community heat conference. My focus was the Plas Newydd marine source, community opportunity and also risks  based on the NT few years of experience … Continue reading

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