Edinburgh Castle Energy Efficiency

Improving the environment by reducing CO2 emission.

Organisation: Historic Environment Scotland
Project title: Edinburgh Castle Energy Efficiency

HES continued to reap the rewards of investment of c£400 000 in energy efficiency measures at Edinburgh Castle, achieving reductions in CO2e emissions of 40%, against a 2008-9 baseline.  The payback period was five years, meaning that we are saving over £100 000 a year as a result of fabric improvements and continuing staff behavioural change.

This story and lessons learned have been widely shared, including being tweeted by Scottish Government and by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, during Climate Week 2017.  This was a powerful way of demonstrating the extent to which the historic environment can contribute to greenhouse gas emission reduction.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 2

Other: 8

Contact name: Dr Mairi Davies
Contact email: Mairi.davies@hes.scot
Relevant web links: https://twitter.com/FionaHyslop/status/910919880471384064

Reviewed: September 2018