Energy & environment

By harnessing the power of nature and being careful with the energy we use, the places we find special can be beautiful forever

Snoods save energy

Gunby staff Rachel Marriott and Astrid Gatenby keep warm with their snoods 

Gunby staff Rachel Marriott and Astrid Gatenby keep warm with their snoods

The humble snood is making a big difference reducing energy use at Gunby Hall and Gardens. ‘Instead of putting up the heating, we just twist our snoods a bit tighter round,’ said Gunby’s house manager Astrid Gatenby.

Home grown energy

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Our energy community

Everybody likes to have friends. Our community is growing and helping us to achieve our energy targets. Learn about our new Fit for the Future Network, Good Energy partnership and Low Carbon Villages project.

What we're doing

We’re looking for ways to protect our places forever. See what our environmental team is up to, find out about our renewables programme launch and search our energy map for projects near you.

What you can do

Not an energy champion yet? Start by being a nosy neighbour at a Green Open Home event near you then delve into our Building Design Guides for top tips to get you started on your own projects.