To Retrofit or Rebuild with the RNLI
The RNLI – a charity with a mission to save lives at sea – have 238 lifeboat stations around the country, and a 24 hour on-call rescue service. Many of these lifeboat stations pose challenges: they are aging buildings, and contribute to a third of the charity’s total energy costs.
Money lost through wasted energy is money that could have been spent on saving more lives at sea, so the RNLI are keen to make them as efficient as possible.
Victoria Limbrick and Robert Jeans, RNLI’s Energy Manager and Estates Engineer respectively, are on a mission to ensure that these 238 stations are fit for purpose and cost effective.
Energy Efficiency, Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit