Rainwater and LEDs help Ickworth to win

Peter Nixon, NT Director of Land, Landscape and Nature, presents the Fit For the Future Award to David Richardson (left), Premises Manager at Ickworth Estate'Photo Phil Mynott �NT ANL-141023-113541001
Peter Nixon, NT Director of Land, Landscape and Nature, presents the Fit For the Future Award to David Richardson (left), Premises Manager at Ickworth Estate'Photo Phil Mynott �NT ANL-141023-113541001

Ickworth House was among the winners of the National Trust’s first Environmental Awards on Tuesday.

The Horringer house took the Fit for the Future Award recognising innovation and effort made to help ensure the trust improves its environmental performance in the future.

The citation says premises manager David Richardson led the way with the installation of a variety of energy and water saving measures, including the use of low-energy LED bulbs in chandeliers and show rooms and restoration and recommissioning of the Edwardian rainwater harvesting system. New projects are designed to minimise environmental impact from the start, such as a log boiler for the Porter’s Lodge visitor reception.