Lorien Engineering Solutions, the engineering design and project management firm, has bolstered its credentials in the sustainability sector, having completed a landmark energy saving project for the National Trust.

The Lichfield based company carried out a full sustainable options analysis followed by the design and project management for the installation of biomass boilers at Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire.

Limited access meant cranes were used to lift the new boilers into an external courtyard for placing into the basement of the 17th century stately home, where Lorien also took on the role of Principal Contractor for Health and Safety.

The work is part of a larger programme involving 11 of the National Trust’s historical and inspirational locations across England and Wales; all of which are to become powered by small scale renewable energy under a new National Trust green energy plan, in partnership with npower.

It is anticipiated that the replacement of the oil powered heater with a biomass wood chip pellet boiler will reduce CO2 emissions by 90 per cent, saving the National Trust the equivalent of 83,000 litres of oil per year – around £58,100 and 221,942kg CO2.

Charles Robinson of the National Trust said that Lorien “provided a holistic approach from the initial contact stage through to overseeing user training – in other words, a one-stop-shop with the right staff from beginning to end.”

Lorien has a staff of 70 specialists who design and deliver projects and consultancy services in a range industries, both in the UK and internationally in western and eastern Europe. The business was formed in 1985, and last year reported it’s best-ever profit performance.

The firm’s sustainable technology consulting services include feasibility studies, energy reviews, building mechanical and electrical services design, project management and sustainable construction techniques.

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