Historic UK palace embraces renewable energy to safeguard future; Bioenergy Insight

UK of GB and Northern Ireland – Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, an Oxfordshire, UK, UNESCO World Heritage Site, has instigated a series of environmental initiatives in a bid both to reduce its reliance on traditional energies and its overall carbon footprint.

Among the most significant improvements are a 42% reduction in overall mains water consumption from 2013, the lowest electricity usage figures in five years, and an 81% reduction in its use of heating oil.

The estate has also made major investments in upgrading its heating systems, including the installation of two biomass boilers in the Pleasure Gardens and its Park Farm maintenance workshop, and a phased move from a steam to a water-based heating system for the Palace.

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