Trafford Hall has championed environmental policies long before care for the environment became a prominent political issue. Since its inception Trafford Hall has continuously implemented low-impact design principles in the renovation and development of this unique conference and events centre.
Leading by example for a greener tomorrow
Trafford Hall has made significant progress towards our goal of becoming a Carbon Neutral conference and events centre by:
- Installing a biomass fed District Heating System that serves all the buildings, making our site almost carbon neutral. We still have a small reliance on LPG to serve the kitchen and as back-up;
- Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings and operations and subsequently reducing our fuel use. This includes installing secondary glazing throughout the Grade II listed Hall;
- Increasing our onsite recycling and composting facilities which has decreased the annual amount of waste sent to landfill by one third;
- Serving more of our home grown vegetables, fruit and herbs in our restaurant and selling surplus produce to visitors;
- Controlling water use by installing water saving devices in all conventional toilets and trialling ‘low flow’ options for showers and taps;
- Supporting diversity by building bird boxes from recycled materials and preserving habitats. We host a maternity roost of brown long eared bats in our loft spaces within the Hall.
The Stable Building – a Carbon Neutral Training Facility
The Stable Building is carbon neutral, providing a modern, high quality training environment with comfortable and welcoming accommodation, which includes:
- Two light and spacious training rooms, capable of holding up to 80 people each.
- 11 en-suite bedrooms each with a unique bunk system allowing them to be converted to sleep up to four delegates per room.
- A large south facing conservatory providing impressive views while maximizing passive solar gain which in turn provides heat for the conference rooms.
- Patio and alfresco meeting areas.
The Stable also closely adheres to Trafford Hall’s environmentally friendly policies by:
- Using a combination of solar power and bio-fuels to provide all the heating for the building, including hot water.
- Using under floor heating throughout.
- Using electrical power from 100% renewable sources and the use of energy efficient lighting throughout.
- Using timber from managed and sustainable sources, pine for the
structural frame and larch for the cladding.
- Recycling and re-using the traditional stone and bricks from the original building.
- Using low-water systems for showers, hand basins and toilets.
- Insulating all walls, roofs, floors with a recycled newspaper product, to a level far beyond British Building Regulation requirements.
- Using low-odour, environmentally friendly paints and water based stains.
If you would like to find out more about our environmental credentials and our approach to becoming a carbon-neutral facility, please do get in touch.