St George’s Hospital hopes to heal energy spend by £1m

St George’s Hospital in London has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in the hope of lowering its energy spend by 25%, which would save £1 million. The […]

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By Vicky Ellis

St George’s Hospital in London has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in the hope of lowering its energy spend by 25%, which would save £1 million.

The NHS hospital also expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 6,000 tonnes a year.

New kit going into St George’s includes combined heat and power (CHP) boilers, absorption chillers, solar photovoltaics, steam system modifications and a range of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning changes, according to British Gas which is delivering the project with  London-based partner Breathe Energy.

Eric Munro, Joint Director of Estates & Facilities at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and St George’s University of London said: “In the current economic climate, it is vital that we maximise the resources that we are able to put into both patient care and student experience.

“We are also very conscious of our environmental footprint and this project will go a long way to reducing our carbon impact.”

Installing the energy saving kit was aided by a loan from infrastructure firm Amber Green which manages the London Energy Efficiency Fund (LEEF). It is expected to be earned back through savings on the hospital’s energy bills.