Substantial Investment in sustainable solutions and a carbon reduction strategy has reduced our carbon footprint by 96%. This vast improvement was achieved by replacing the previous heating system with a state-of-the-art Biomass boiler, which, together with intelligent building controls, has considerably reduced our energy consumption. To further reduce heat loss from the large sash windows, they were all removed, draught-proofed, refurbished and reinstalled.
A whole house ventilation system has been installed, removing moist air from bathrooms and kitchens and providing fresh air to all other rooms via a heat exchanger. The house has also been fitted with Low Energy Lighting solutions wherever possible. We are fortunate to live in Moray, which means our Waste and Recycling is split five ways and diverts almost 100% from landfill.
This is a continually evolving project. With Moray being the third highest sunshine area in the UK, we are looking to take advantage of this. Our thoughts are that it would be beneficial to replace our current energy supplier with a bank of solar panels/wind turbines and produce just enough for our own consumption.
As part of our commitment to sustainability and Green Tourism, we can offer free house tours to explore all the structures we have put in place. Just let us know if you would like to join Graham on a tour.