mellow autumn in the woodland

Woodlands have been keeping us warm for millennia, and it's no different today. Over the years we've learned to use wood more efficiently, replenishing trees and protecting beauty of the natural world. Biomass boilers and our rangers' careful approach to managing woodlands help us do this.

Listen to our podcast on how biomass is transforming energy use at the places we care for, and discover how you can make your own energy use more sustainable.

Following 20 per cent energy savings we aim to generate the equivalent of 50 per cent of our remaining 2008 energy use from renewable sources by 2022, and biomass is helping us to achieve this. We run 99 biomass systems, which together generate 16,574,825 kilowatt hours (kWh) every year. And we'll be installing more biomass projects at the places we care for during the next five years. This means we'll be able to put more money towards vital conservation work to protect the countryside you love. 

Listen to our podcast on biomass

The podcast was made possible thanks to the support of BMW i, the brand behind the all-electric BMW i3. Our partnership with BMW i allowed us to expand our network of electric vehicle charging points and by investing in groundbreaking projects at National Trust places, the partnership brought us closer to our renewable energy ambitions.

Felbrigg Lake

Woods that keep us warm 

Learn how we use biomass boilers and wood chip from sustainable woodland to keep warm. In this episode, we visit Sheringham Park and Felbrigg to find out how they harvest hundreds of tonnes of timber every year to heat workshops, offices, visitor centre, toilets, and even a holiday cottage.

Episode 4: Biomass

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Biomass at the places we care for

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