What is low carbon?
Reducing carbon outputs from fossil fuels is part of the process of tackling climate change.
Nationally, the Climate Change Act 2008 established a target for the UK to reduce its emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.
Low carbon at Bore Place
Since 2003 Bore Place has been committed to exploring and undertaking different measures to achieve a low carbon emissions site. We audit and monitor our progress and continue to seek ways to further reduce our carbon emissions.
Data suggests we have achieved an approximate reduction of carbon emissions by 50%. This has largely been achieved through the installation of renewable energy installations:-
2010 Solar Thermal panels installed for heating and water
2011 Solar Photovoltaic panels installed for electricity generation
2012 Wind turbine installed for electricity
2015 Biomass energy used for onsite heating and water
Other work we’ve undertaken includes the conversion of redundant farm buildings for use by visitors and schools, reusing building materials wherever possible. We use coppiced wood from our woodland for green wood products and courses. By 2017 we will be using wood chips from our own woods in our biomass boilers.
We welcome exchange of ideas and experience - get in touch if you'd like to find out more about our work towards making Bore Place a low carbon emissions site.