Upgrading or installing new building management systems would help the NHS save £130m a year
Upgrading outdated energy control systems or installing new building management systems across its range of facilities would help the NHS save £130m a year on its energy bills – enough to pay for 4,000 extra nurses, a recent research report from British Gas owner Centrica has been able to reveal.
The NHS currently spends at least £500m on energy every year, but a number of NHS Trusts have trialled a range of enegry-saving measures in recent years, with the general feedback from such pilot projects being broadly positive – projects have led to reduced bills and an attractive return on investment.
Large energy users such as hospitals can once again secure a highly attractive return on investment from a range of energy saving systems, such as demand response services, energy efficiency upgrades, onsite renewables, and energy storage units.
“Our NHS is an incredible healthcare system and a source of national pride – but it’s also under intense pressure to reduce costs while delivering enhanced services. Energy has a huge role to play in that,” commented Jorge Pikunic, managing director at Centrica Business Solutions, the arm of Centrica which conducted the research.
“Energy technology has come a long way in the past few decades and the systems used by most hospitals across Britain can benefit from the latest energy efficient solutions and equipment. A new approach to energy could save the NHS £130m per year – and that’s just a conservative estimate. The savings could be double this,” he added.
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