Sunday 1 March 2020

NHS Trust to save £1.2m a year with trio of new energy measures

NHS Trust to save £1.2m a year with trio of new energy measures

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is embarking upon a trio of major energy-saving projects across its main hospital sites - it expects they will save a total of £1.2 million each year.

The trust, which has already reduced its carbon footprint by 13% between 2009 and 2015, is working with Veolia to introduce a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) centre at Lincoln County Hospital, funded by Salix Finance.

This is expected to reduce emissions and energy costs when it enters operation later this year.

It will also install energy-efficient LED lighting across Lincoln County, Grantham Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, which it expects to reduce energy consumption by 70%.

It also plans to convert the main energy supply at Pilgrim Hospital to gas from heavy fuel oil.

Claire Hall, Associate Director of Strategic Business Planning in the Estates and Facilities team, said: "Sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon reduction are at the heart of our management policy.

"We have already made great strides in reducing our carbon footprint. By upgrading and investing in sustainable technologies, it’s our ambition to reduce this by 28% by 2021."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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