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

See our green energy projects in action

Come and visit one of our Green Living events 

Come and visit one of our Green Living events

Come and experience the power of green energy this autumn. Our Green Living events are a fun way to find out how power can be generated sustainably, like in a giant hamster wheel. We'll also be showing off our green energy projects and giving you some advice on how to be a bit greener, too.

Love your home: Energy advice

Insulating your loft, water tanks and pipes can all save energy use © National Trust

Insulating your loft, water tanks and pipes can all save energy use

With the wide range of energy saving options available there is always something that can be done to make our homes more efficient, no matter what age, size or type of home we live in. Find out more about what’s appropriate for you with our Love Your Home energy advice leaflet, or get more tips and advice from our friends at CSE.

Home grown energy

We’re reducing our use of non-renewable fuels and so can you. By switching to Good Energy, who only supply electricity from renewable sources in the UK, you’ll be helping the planet and helping us.

For each customer who switches electricity and gas, Good Energy will give us £40 to help develop our own renewable energy generation projects.

Latest energy news

Powering a mansion with the sea

As part of our Renewable Energy Investment Programme we're using the sea to heat up our mansion at Plas Newydd, North Wales.

One of our many green energy projects, our new marine source heat pump is the biggest in the UK and will make sure our old house stays warm, without using fossil fuels. It's good news for the environment and our bank balance, as the scheme will save us around £40,000 a year.

Brothers in alms

An architectural and historical gem in central London, the Charterhouse, an almshouse that's home to 42 Brothers, has joined the Fit for the Future Network as it seeks to make its buildings more energy efficient and prepared for the years to come.

Why retrofit?

Award-winning author and blogger Roger Hunt explains why, if you own an old home, you should think about retrofitting it to make it more energy-efficient.

Our Green Champion

Kellie Channing, Dudmaston's house steward, tells us about her day - and about her role as one of our Green Champions.

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.