Energy efficiency measures could help the NHS save up to 150 million pounds each year


The NHS is one of the UK’s largest energy consumers, spending an overall £750m each year on heating and electricity bills alone, but this figure could be 20% lower should the trusts decide to implement extensive energy-saving measures, a new research report from the Green Investment Bank (GIB) suggests.

The report, entitled A Healthy Saving: Energy Efficiency and the NHS, describes how mature energy saving technologies such as CHP units, LED lighting, biomass boilers, and building control systems, can quickly cut a hospital’s energy use by a quarter.

The bank has also started a dedicated Health Sector Energy Efficiency Financing Programme and estimates that well established energy efficient technologies and business models could cut the NHS’ current energy bill by up to 20 per cent, saving the taxpayer £150m a year while also helping the Department of Health meet its target to cut emissions 10 per cent by 2015.

“As we would expect, the NHS is one of the most energy intensive organisations in the UK,” said Shaun Kingsbury, chief executive, UK Green Investment Bank. “We want to help it reduce its energy costs by providing a package of support to finance energy efficiency measures. These investments require no upfront outlay by the NHS and the costs are more than covered by lower bills, saving money overall.”

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It also automatically adjusts your boiler depending on how warm it is outside – save up to another 10%.

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