Building Management Systems can Help Hospitals Become More Environmentally Efficient
Building management systems that carefully control all HVAC, lighting and heating systems within a building can help hospitals become a lot more energy efficient.
And one of the latest examples of such a deployment comes from Gloucestershire, where the region’s largest hospitals have received £13.7million funding for a range of energy-efficiency projects.
Aimed at hitting carbon reduction targets and ensuring the hospitals are more energy efficient, the funding will be spread across a number of developments from heating, lighting, solar panels and energy efficiency measures.
Gloucestershire Hospitals declared a climate emergency in December 2019, recognising climate change as one of the biggest threats to public health, with a target for all NHS organisations to be carbon net zero by 2040.
Awarded through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund, the funding will go a long way to achieving these goals in Gloucestershire and it is estimated that over the next seven years it will save the carbon equivalent of 24 football pitches worth of trees.
Professor Steve Hams, director of quality, chief nurse and executive lead for sustainability, said: “This is fantastic news for Gloucestershire Hospitals and a real boost for our greener NHS agenda.
“Although COVID has been the focus for the past 10 months, the climate emergency has not stopped and projects like these will help to make our hospital more sustainable for the future.”
HeatingSave – the perfect solution for achieving significant energy savings across the NHS
Advanced BEMS (Building Energy Management System) solutions represent one of the top energy efficiency measures organizations of any scope and size can turn to, given the fact that they enable a superior level of control over the heating system and its extensive optimization, thus leading to lower overall consumption levels.
And this is exactly where the HeatingSave system might prove its worth, since our solution allows customers to achieve immediately savings of up to 30%+ on their energy bills. This is achieved by optimizing the energy consumption levels within any building with the help of an advanced heat-loss algorithm that creates a specific profile for any building and based on that, switches heating on later if its warm and off earlier if its cold.
It also automatically adjusts your boiler depending on how warm it is outside – save up to another 10%.
Furthermore, the system also offers an advanced automatic occupancy detection system that allows the temperature to reduce to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.
If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, then simply contact our dedicated product team, they’ll help you get all the necessary information and answer all of your queries.