Green energy Building Design Guides

Photovoltaic installation on Lindisfarne Castle roof © National Trust

Photovoltaic installation on Lindisfarne Castle roof

All our work depends on energy but using energy causes environmental pollution and climate change and costs us millions of pounds every year. We're committed to generating half of our energy from renewable and cleaner energy sources by 2020.

Find out about some of our energy projects in a little more detail with these case studies.

Biomass case studies
Design guides for some of our buildings with biomass boiler installations:

Energy-saving case study
An example of how we are reducing energy wastage in our cottages:

Heat pump case studies
Air, ground and water source heat pumps:

Hydroelectricity case studies
Hydroelectric systems at two of our properties:

Mixed renewable energy case studies
These buildings have used different sustainable technologies together, creating electricity and heat:

Solar power case studies
Places where we have installed solar thermal and photovoltaic panels:

Wind power case study
wind turbine helps to charge batteries at a coastguard station: