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Member in the Spotlight - Wilton Park

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Wilton Park is one of the most globally connected and influential centres of international governmental engagement in the world and sits at in the heart of Sussex.

 

As an executive agency of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), we work towards Greening Government Commitment targets to reduce our impact on the environment.

 

The challenge

Our home in Wiston House in Steyning, a sixteenth century, Grade I listed building, in the South Downs National Park can bring unique challenges to our energy performance.

The solution

 

We worked with Wiston Estate to design a woodchip boiler system to enable green heat for the house. This renewed purpose for woodland management not only significantly reduced our carbon emissions but also found a good local end-usage for the thinnings from their woodland management.

 

The outcome

With poorer quality trees felled and used for wood chipping, healthier trees can prosper and gain better growing conditions.

This renewed purpose for woodland management has transformed many of the softwood plantations on the estate and greatly increased biodiversity.

 

Contact us to learn more.

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