Green Living

We want Strands View’s role in climate change to be as small as possible. We love the Yorkshire Dales and know they are vunerable to climate extremes. So, in 2019, we started making a number of changes to the cottage to reduce its carbon footprint.

Heating

Strands View only had oil fired central heating. In 2019, we installed an air source heat pump powered by green electricity to provide 90% of the hot water and heating.

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Electric car charging

Got an electric car? When you stay at Strands View, you can now charge it conveniently using the JuiceNet app.

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LED lights

Strands View had 60 dichroic downlights. Now they are all  warm white LED units, reducing energy consumption by 94%.

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Heating

Strands View has a sophisticated zoned underfloor heating system to keep the cottage warm and toasty in winter. Unfortunately, last year this resulted in 2,231Kg of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere just for the heating.

To reduce this, we have installed an air source heat pump and powered it by green electricity to heat the cottage and water. We have also made sure the cottage is insulated to modern standards. Oil is now only used when the outside temperature is extreme.

Electric car charging

For cars, the future is electric.

So, given we want Strands View to have a reduced carbon footprint, we decided to add an electric car charging point to help people travel to the Dales in their electric car. If you want to bring your electric car, please let the booking agent know before arrival and they will provide you with the necessary security key for using the JuiceNet mobile phone app for convenient charging.

JuiceNet app

LED lights

Strands View had 60 downlights. These were traditional dichroic bulbs, which meant we were always changing the bulbs, but they also took 50W of power each. So, with all the lights turned on, the cottage would draw around 3kW for lighting alone.

To solve this, we have now replaced each lamp with highly efficient Enlight LED units, taking 3W each while being slightly brighter. This means the total consumption is 177W i.e. 6% of the original.