21 Jul Renishaw Hall embraces sustainable energy technology which cuts carbon emissions by 100 tonnes per year*
Fuelled by using willow grown on the Renishaw Estate, Renishaw Hall in north Derbyshire is set to cut its CO₂ output by an incredible 100 tonnes per year through the installation of two new biomass boilers.
Both the historic hall, home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years, and the stable block which today houses several businesses, are now fuelled by state of the art sustainable energy technology.
Since March, the woodchip biomass boilers have been heating the house and offices and are already cutting both carbon emissions and fuel bills.
The former, oil fired boiler used to heat Renishaw Hall is redundant, and the new, environmentally-sound system has made a huge difference to the warmth of this historic and substantial property, in a matter of months:
“The difference in the warmth and improvement in the general ambient heat of the hall is incredible” says Alexandra Hayward, owner of Renishaw Hall & Gardens. “Since we have switched to renewable energy sources, my family, guests and visitors to the hall all notice how much warmer the rooms are and, importantly, how much more quickly the house heats up. The fact that these improvements to the hall and stable block have been achieved using environmentally-kinder methods and – furthermore – using the willow grown here on the Renishaw Estate as the energy source, makes the project even more satisfying.”
* based on calculations by installers, JL Phillips Renewable Energy LTD. www.jlphillips.co.uk