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 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 […]

London hospitals’ energy check up could save £1m

Two London hospitals are hoping to save £1 million on their energy bills and cut energy use by 10% with a new energy performance contract. Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the UK with an yearly turnover of £1.2 billion and 13,200 staff. It provides more than 2 million […]

“Hard to crack”: NHS hospital gets combined heat and power plant

A Blackpool NHS hospital is getting a combined heat and power (CHP) plant to supply it with roughly 25-30% of the electricity and 50-60% of the heat it needs. The 100kW system at Clifton Hospital, which has three 24-bed wards and offers day care for the elderly, will produce nearly two million kilowatt hours of […]

NHS ‘faces £2.3billion energy cost shortfall’

The NHS faces a “severe” budget shortfall of £2.3billion because of rapidly escalating energy costs, it was claimed today. While the growing costs of care for the elderly have dominated recent headlines, behind the scenes there could well be another struggle with rocketing energy inflation. Hospitals are very energy intensive, with processes like imaging, radiology […]

Cambridge hospital to cut energy use­

A top NHS hospital in Cambridge is planning to virtually power itself when it opens a new energy generation centre in 2015. The centre will provide heating, hot water and electricity for the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, cutting the energy and gas it takes from the grid in half. The plans are meant to make it more […]

Hospital aims for green bill of health

A new £17m hospital in the UK claims it will be one of the greenest in the country by using advanced renewable and energy efficient technologies. The 24-bed Malvern Community Hospital, due to open later this year, will utilise renewable geothermal energy for heating, cooling and hot water, using ground source heat pumps to harness […]