Green Open Stately Homes

The National Trust joins the Green Open Homes movement

1 September 2014

During September the National Trust is opening up 16 of their stately homes for behind-the-scenes tours of their renewable energy installations, and handing out advice and energy-saving goodie bags to visitors. You can find the properties listed on the Green Open Homes website.

The National Trust is serious about sustainability, and these properties sport an impressive array of renewable energy technologies. One of the open stately homes is Cragside in Northumberland, which was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity!

Our Home Energy Team advisors will be manning an advice stand in person at Tyntesfield House on 27-28 September. Come along!

The 'Green Living' open homes event is part of our wider work with the National Trust on promoting the responsible retrofit of traditionally constructed buildings; making period properties more energy efficient while preserving their heritage. We're creating a special microsite about upgrading heritage properties, and we also now have a dedicated phoneline for National Trust visitors and members to call us for energy advice - 0800 038 5007.

Find out more about the Green Open Homes project here.

 Photo: © National Trust / Andrew Butler

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