Larchfield Estate – Ireland’s Carbon Negative Venue
When companies host an event or team retreat, family groups stay overnight in one of the 16 self-catering rooms, or someone hosts a special celebration in the Barn at Larchfield Estate, the amount of carbon produced is automatically offset on site, making this County Down heritage venue one of the very few companies across the UK and island of Ireland able to state they are beyond carbon zero i.e. Carbon Negative. A great plus for those CSR targets!
Since 2015 Larchfield have reduced their scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by an impressive 74% – this is notwithstanding company growth. Steps taken include:
- Solar Panel installation
- LED Lights across the property
- Biomass Boiler, fin tube piping & strat fans to replace diesel generator & electric heating
- Thermostats in main rooms
- Automated sensor lighting
As well as reducing consumption and waste carbon is sequestered in 180 acres of forestry onsite and green field pastures.
Owners Gavin and Sarah Mackie (recent signatories of the BITC Climate Action Pledge) comment:
‘Opening up Larchfield Estate to offer world class facilities coupled with a fantastic, dedicated service has enabled us to enact our duty to protect the heritage and environs that make this 600-acre Georgian estate the breathtakingly special place that it is. We feel passionate about our role as custodians and being carbon negative is a huge part of this, protecting it for future generations.’
Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, the beautiful Penpont becomes only the second winner of the Sustainability Award.
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