Travel to 2050 at Dunham Massey

Smart Energy Installation Visual

As a conservation charity, we’re all too aware that climate change is hotting up, and with electricity needs set to double by 2050, Britain is under pressure to upgrade its energy system to cope with increasing demand and distribute energy more efficiently.

That’s why we’re getting smart about reducing our energy use – we’ve pledged to reduce it by 15% by 2021, and we’re striving towards generating 50% of our energy from renewable sources, also by 2021. You may have seen the work on our brand new biomass boiler at Dunham Massey, which will heat the house, visitor centre and restaurant using a renewable energy source. As part of this, we’re delighted to be working with a new partner, Smart Energy GB, the campaign for a smarter Britain, to help us achieve our goals and inspire our supporters and visitors to learn more about the role they can play at home.

We’ve now installed smart meters at hundreds of the places we care for, and we’re working to add more. After all, it’s much easier to improve efficiency if you know how much energy you’re using. Smart meters help by measuring how much energy is being used at different times of day, and how much it costs. They can’t solve climate change on their own, but with the smarter, more efficient energy system they create, they make a good start!

On Mondays – Fridays, from 16 September – 4 October, visit Dunham Massey for the 'Travel to 2050' experience – a high-tech installation designed to show what a low-carbon, energy efficient future might look like 30 years from now. Join us to learn about the benefits of smart meters, and the small steps we can all take to make sure special places stay around for ever, for everyone.