Category Archives: South East

Mottisfont Abbey- The latest REI heating project.

Mottisfont Abbey is one of the latest National Trust properties to begin work on a renewable heating system. Project manager Adrian Fox (a Yorkshireman abroad) will be updating on progress. Below his first ever blog! Over to you Adrian: Mottisfont … Continue reading

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How to green your greenhouse!

Paul and I were guests of the Fit for the Future network and the Ashden Award in a perfectly formed National Trust property in the South East called Woolbeding last Friday. The one thing I really enjoy about working for the NT … Continue reading

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Butterflies and shingles…

I have been privileged to work on the Speckled Wood project over the past few years. Speckled Wood is a sustainable new build, built by the National Trust as a home for long-term volunteers. It was designed by Ben Law, … Continue reading

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Morden Hall. Green oasis – sustainable heritage?

See previous blog on why i was at Morden but i have to say how impressed i was by the whole ethos behind the ‘what you can do’ center but also the ‘have a look and play’ nature of the … Continue reading

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Discovering hot lights and pipes!

We have a thermal imaging camera which we use for a number of different reasons, but mainly to work out the areas of greatest heat loss in a building and, therefore, where to target our resources for energy efficiency improvements.   … Continue reading

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Growing your own for modern living: Air source heat pumps

As you can imagine some of our houses in the Trust are completely off the beaten track…up mountains, down valley’s, on cliffs – you name it (in all likelihood) we’ve got it! This presents numerous challenges in the quest to … Continue reading

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It’s not just about energy…

Recently I described the good work going on at Uppark to reduce their energy consumption.  Whilst still thinking about Uppark, I thought it would be worth highlighting the fact that our work on environmental practices is not just about energy.  Uppark … Continue reading

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