Saving energy at The Wharf House

Saving energy at The Wharf House The Wharf House is a good example of where our sustainability applies. During the fit-out vast amounts of insulation was used to fill every possible cavity, eliminating heat loss during winter months and low energy under-floor heating was fitted throughout the building. All the tungsten filament light bulbs were all replaced by lower energy ones making a considerable saving to the electricity requirements. There […]

The Green Environment – Conservation

A Canal is a green corridor, rich in wildlife, a natural magnet for a very wide range of flora and fauna. The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust ensures that in each restoration project, sustainability plays a key role in its planning and development. Examples of this can be seen on each of our sites. Our motto – Working together in the present to revive the past and secure a better future shows the very […]

Wind Power at Alney Island

Wind Power at Alney Island Gloucester City Council has erected a new wind turbine just behind our two cottages by the lock at Llanthony. We have been able to support this sustainable resource by agreeing that they could connect their turbine to the National Grid by means of the supply at our cottages. This saved half the cost of installation and, in return, we receive the spare electricity whilst the […]

2007 – Aylestone Park Silt Removal

2007 Silt Removal Finally, specialist contractors Celtic Technologies moved onto site during summer 2007, to lift and treat the contaminated silt. The solution adopted saw 1800m3 of the silt taken from the canal, and processed on site in accordance with Herefordshire Council and Environment Agency requirements. The treated material was then used safely as inert fill in the bases of new roadway and car park hard standings within the park, […]