Little Black Boxes


Meet David!

David is the Head of Innovation here at Blenheim and he loves nothing more than to measure everything from air quality, water quality, lichen growth on the Palace as well as measure energy usage, heat loss, co2 levels and footfall across the Palace and Estate.This data is sent back to an open-source database which can be viewed by anyone and part of which can be found on this website.

David recently added little black boxes to some of the paths across the Estate. This measures how many people are walking them and at what times. This in turn allows the Estates Team to manage these paths better, allows Blenheim to see the uptake of these walkways, which then helps Estates to plan to open more paths for public use.

So, if you see a little black box on your walks, that’s what it is doing!