HEATING & HOT WATER
The heating and hot water is primarily supplied by a mix of heat pumps, solar panels and ground source – usually reaching 50 degrees C before super-efficient oil boilers take it to 60 degrees to ensure the water is hot enough to meet regulations. We can say that well over 50% of all heat for the Priory and Courtyard is derived from renewable sources. We have re-wired and re-plumbed the entire Priory so we have a modern system that makes sure energy is only used where it is needed. Pipes are properly insulated and our control systems alert us if there are any inefficiencies we can improve.
ELECTRICITY & LIGHTING
Currently our electricity is provided by the National Grid. All our light bulbs are LED, reducing our power consumption by up to 25%. We have power saving circuits that we can shut down the minute we no longer need them to be on. For example, the bar fridges and cooling fans are switched off between events, outdoors lights are on sensors to reduce both energy consumption and light pollution.