Our 50th renewable energy programme installation

We’re celebrating the completion of the 50th renewable energy installation through the Renewable Energy Investment Programme. This is a massive milestone in achieving our ambitious target to generate 50% of the Trust’s energy needs from renewables by 2020. Climate change is affecting the places we love. By harnessing the power of nature and exploring renewable…

Powering Together: what’s it all about?

Community Energy Fortnight and The Climate Coalition’s ‘Speak Up Week of Action’ coincide this summer in celebration of people delivering renewable energy projects across the country. In this blog we find out more about these initiatives and the Trust’s approach to renewable energy and climate change. Powering Together, this year’s theme for Community Energy Fortnight…

Reasons to Be Hopeful – Fit for the Future

To celebrate this year’s Show The Love campaign from the Climate Coalition, Fit for the Future Network shares highlights from our members who have been delivering practical solutions to tackle climate change. Fit for the Future is a knowledge-sharing network for practitioners, who want to reduce their organisation’s energy bills and better manage their environmental…

Our Sustainability Network Scoops National Award

The Fit for the Future Network- a partnership between the National Trust and Ashden- received a huge accolade last week as it scooped a 2016 Business Green Leaders Award. The awards celebrate the green economy’s most exciting and innovative achievements from the past 12 months, and the Network was named the winner in the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year…

Renewable Energy is Rising in the East

Dee Nunn, one of National Trust’s REI Programme Project Manager’s, explains the steps being taken in East England to go green. It feels like a lot longer than five months since I joined the Renewable Energy Investment Programme team at the National Trust and we are setting our sights high in the East of England Region.  The…

REI Programme Team Full Steam Ahead

In 2012 The National Trust made a conscious commitment to becoming more energy sustainable following comprehensive energy auditing. Emma Griffiths, Heat Lead for the REI programme, explains the steps being made to achieve this commitment.   In April 2014 we successfully completed a £3.5 million pound pilot programme of projects which demonstrated the positive change and innovation…