Travel emissions

In 2018, it was estimated that our visitors contributed 9,711 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) emissions in journeys to and from Chatsworth. That’s more than double the annual emissions from heating and powering the Group’s owned and operated property.

Transport carbon statement

The table below shows the energy use and greenhouse emissions from vehicles owned and operated by the Group, including farm machinery on our in-hand farms (MWh and tCO2e emissions)

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Owned and operated vehicles

(tCO2e)

(tCO2e)

(tCO2e)

(tCO2e)

(tCO2e)

Derbyshire

400

378

373

427

439

Yorkshire

74

 94

87

101

89

Hotels

 2

19

25

3

4

Total Devonshire Group

476

491

485

531

532

% change from 2014

N/A

3%

2%

10%

11%

           

Fuel type

(MWh)

(MWh)

(MWh)

(MWh)

(MWh)

Diesel

420

612

571

717

716

Unleaded petrol

133

207

230

154

132

Gas oil (Red diesel)

1,254

1,083

1,054

1,157

1172

Total energy demand

1,807

1,902

1,856

2,028

2020

What have we done so far?

  • Taken on two fully electric Nissan e-NV200 vans for the Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants Group’s maintenance teams.
  • Partnered with several local bus services to increase bus travel to Chatsworth. Visitors arriving by relevant bus routes receive a £4 discount on their ticket to the house, garden, farmyard and playground.
  • Provided electric vehicle charging facilities for guests staying at the Devonshire Arms at Beeley, the Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey and the Devonshire Fell.
  • Continued operating the Bike2Work scheme for our employees.

What’s next?

  • Investigate electric vehicle charging points for both staff and visitor vehicles.
  • Continue to explore ways of encouraging the use of public transport.
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