NHS Trust’s energy check up to save £2m

Almost £7 million of funding has been secured by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust for its energy efficiency programme. The Green Investment Bank (GIB) and investors DLL have committed £6.9 […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Almost £7 million of funding has been secured by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust for its energy efficiency programme.

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) and investors DLL have committed £6.9 million for green technologies, including a new 2.5MW Combined Heat and Power system, LED lighting and an upgrade to the building management system.

Vital Energi will carry out the construction, installation and management of the scheme under a 15-year performance contract.

The project is expected to help the Trust reduce its annual energy costs by around £2 million.

Ed Northam, Head of Investment Banking at GIB said: “The NHS is one of the UK’s biggest energy consumers and upgrading existing technology will increase the reliability and resilience of its entire estate. This programme of energy efficient improvements will save energy, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without impinging on patient care.”