Interview on the sustainable elements of new monastery particularly the reed beds.
Sustainable North York Moors
Sustainability is something the community has long taken to heart, to preserve God's creation in all its glory.
We want a new monastery which will consume very little energy. With this in mind the following sustainable elements were built into the design
wood chip boiler
solar panels (to boost hot water)
rain water harvesting tank
excellent thermal insulation
low energy light fittings
new A rated appliances
'passive main drainage