Arc Architects
In recognition that energy management is a key issue and is set to become increasingly important over the next 10 - 20 years, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has asked Arc to assist in preparing a strategic plan to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy performance across their estate. Other team members include Changeworks and The Energy Savings Trust.

Working with buildings of high heritage value to preserve historic features requires sensitive upgrading. A Pilot Study is underway to develop a toolkit of solutions to improve energy efficiency in a selection of historic buildings. After implementation, monitoring will take place to measure improvements prior to finalising a national programme.

The NTS intends that the work acts as an exemplar for all historic buildings.