Building management systems and other energy saving measures help the NHS slash costs by £300m
Building management systems and a host of other energy saving measures have helped the NHS slash its overall costs by £300m, a recent report released as part of the NHS Sustainability Day has been able to suggest.
NHS Trusts and health boards across the UK have adopted energy conservation measures and onsite renewable generation such as combined heat and power (CHP).
That includes York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust installing 1.2MW and 1.3MW CHP engines as well as upgrading their lighting.
The HeatingSave Building Management System BMS can help drive down energy expenditure across the NHS facilities by both optimizing the way in which heating and HVAC systems work, but also by making it a lot less likely for employees to tamper with the controls – and thus waste energy and money.
HeatingSave has a number of features to prevent employees from adjusting the heating controls and leaving them in setting that can waste fuel. The keypad and display on the front of the controller has two levels of password protection.
These passwords can be changed by authorized personnel locally or centrally using the PC software. The password programming meets the requirements laid down by the Carbon Trust, and the PC software is user ID and password protected too.
Naturally, employees do have the right to set the ambient temperature at a value that best suites their needs, and HeatingSave manages this situation by firstly getting the temperature right so people don’t feel too hot or cold. If employees do feel too cold, they can hit a button to increase the room temperature. The heating will be turned up for a while BUT will then automatically turn back – keeping the employee at the right comfort temperature – and saving the employer on their fuel bill.
If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.