Carbon Management Plan

The National Gallery prioritises the responsible use of energy in running its site and conducting its activities

Over the years the National Gallery has taken a number of measures to reduce energy consumption and the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Gallery recently participated in the central government carbon management programme, which assisted in meeting carbon reduction goals over the next 10 years.

Working with the Carbon Trust, the Gallery established a cross-departmental team that brought forward ideas on carbon reduction from across the museum. These ideas are described in the National Gallery’s Carbon Management Plan.

Carbon Management Plan

The National Gallery's Carbon Management Plan includes measures the Gallery has taken – and will continue to take – in order to reduce carbon emissions by 43% by 2014/15. The plan also underpins potential financial savings to the organisation by reducing emissions.

One of the most ambitious measures outlined in the plan is the commitment to install LED lighting in the Gallery by the spring of 2013, which will represent a saving of 85% on the energy used to illuminate the paintings in the collection. Find out more about LED lighting at the Gallery.

PDF fileDownload the Carbon Management Plan [PDF 909kb – opens in a new window] 

The Gallery wishes to thank all of those who played a role in helping us become more energy efficient, more sensitive to environmental matters and even, with the introduction of LED lighting, a leader in our approach to energy savings.


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