A new energy performance contract (EPC) will see three Lincolnshire hospitals optimised to operate more efficiently.
Currently supporting and serving about 736,700 people, the three hospitals services will now be delivered under an EPC to cut back on the facilities’ carbon emissions and lower their running costs. The new programme is expected to offer an annual reduction in emissions by as much as 7,712 tonnes and deliver yearly financial efficiencies worth £1.4m. The contract has also been implemented to make lasting improvements to the environment where patients are cared for, and provide a long-term structure for energy resilience.
Associate Director of Strategic Business Planning at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, Claire Hall, commented:
“Sustainability, energy efficiency, and carbon reduction are at the heart of our management policy.”
In an investment worth £4m, Grantham and District Hospital, Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital and the Lincoln County Hospital will now benefit from upgraded energy provision. New measures taking place at the healthcare facilities will include the installation of almost 13,000 LED fixtures, a new plant that combines power and heat, boiler improvements, new upgrades to the electrical infrastructure and control systems, and the conversion to a low-temperature network for hot water from the current steam systems in use.
Organisations can consult qualified electrical contractors for energy audits to determine potential annual savings possible from eco-friendlier options. Businesses booking electrical installations in Chester, Lincoln and other UK cities should always ensure work is only carried out by a certified professional.