The ‘green energy champions’ initiative, announced 9th May, will see staff across more than 400 historic sites monitor energy consumption and work on energy efficiency improvements, at some of the UK’s most important English heritage sites.
Priva UK, a leading supplier of building control systems and advocate for future-proofing the UK’s historic buildings, has welcomed the news.
Gavin Holvey, UK & Ireland Sales Manager:
“In the last year we have been calling for joined-up thinking to support the preservation of the UK’s unique architectural heritage. It is gratifying to see that English Heritage, in its partnership with Ecotricity on this project, has taken up the challenge.
“Priva UK is on a mission to help conservators and heritage organisations conserve and optimise the internal environments of their unique spaces, without impacting on the fabric of the building, by using the same control-based technologies found in modern structures.
“Priva’s technology, which is in use at sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel, is delivering significant energy savings, improved indoor climate conditions, increased visitor comfort and easier monitoring of energy use.
“There is no doubt about the vital role our heritage buildings play in UK life. Protecting the fabric of historic and listed buildings is of great importance to local communities. This news that local ‘green energy’ champions will be enlisted, will further reinforce that connection. Inspiring and enabling behaviour change among English Heritage members, staff and volunteers is crucial to helping preserve our heritage and to put it on a more sustainable footing.”
Priva’s book ‘Future-proofing Britain’s Historic Buildings’ is packed with information explaining how their technology has transformed the visitor experience at some of the UK’s most important heritage sites. For a copy, call +44 (0)1923 813 480 or firstname.lastname@example.org