WDS Green Energy supporting National Trust pledge for 50% renewables
The National Trust have turned to WDS Green Energy to support their pledge to source 50% of their energy usage from renewable sources by 2020. Three of the Trust’s properties in Wales and South West have been fitted out with state of the art air source and ground source heat pumps to offset the high running costs of stately buildings. Tredegar House, Dyffryn House and Croome Court all previously ran of expensive and inefficient oil systems. WDS looked at each individual property and arrangement to design systems suited perfectly to heating the buildings from the heat energy in the ground and air. Now, with hugely reduced bills and payments from the Government’s RHI scheme, these National Trust properties are much more efficient, economical to run and have a vastly reduced carbon footprint.
Paul Southall, National Trust Environmental Advisor said: “We have been working closely with WDS Green Energy at reducing the National Trust’s use of fossil fuel heating at our South Wales and West sites. Renewable heating is an important part of the National Trust’s pledge to source 50% of our energy from renewables by 2020, and by installing air source heat pumps at Dyffryn Gardens and Tredegar House, together with a ground source heat pump at Croome Court, each to a bespoke design for each property, we’ve drastically reduced our reliance on fossil fuels to heat these special places.
“WDS’s professionalism and expertise in renewable heating has been invaluable during the process, giving us great confidence in the design and installation of the systems. Working on older buildings like these can sometimes be perceived as problematic, but WDS worked closely with our own teams at each site to make sure the installations ran smoothly, and we’re very pleased with the results.”