Global resource management provider Veolia has won a place on the ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework – set up to advance progress to public sector carbon targets.
The scheme is specifically focused on accelerating procurement, delivering cost savings and implementing energy-efficiency programmes for public sector organisations.
The framework, which already has signatories including Mitie and Bouygues Energies & Services, was devised by ETL, a subsidiary business of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, whose multidisciplinary team of more than 80 experts works with public bodies as well as private sector clients.
Veolia has secured a place on all four lots – covering all-encompassing technologies, heating and renewables, metering /ITT, and building management systems.
This latest award builds on Veolia's contribution to carbon-saving energy management delivered through the ETL (formerly known as Essentia) Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) framework over the last eight years.
Working through the EPC framework, Veolia said it has already delivered a wide range of carbon-saving energy upgrades to the public sector to meet sustainable development strategies. The NHS projects have been designed for compliance with the Department of Health’s Sustainable Development Unit model requirements for NHS organisations, and also help to meet backlog maintenance needs. Carbon-cutting energy efficiency measures have included the roll-out of combined heat and power plants, boiler replacement, conversion to low-temperature hot water from steam, low-energy lighting retrofits, renewable energy, building management system upgrades, variable speed drives, insulation and extensive optimisation works.
John Abraham, Veolia’s chief operating officer of Veolia’s Industrial, Water & Energy UK division, said: “The public sector and healthcare are under a lot of pressure to achieve cost savings and reach the net-zero targets.
"By implementing new energy-efficiency measures, and taking advantage of the latest technology, the sector will be able to reduce carbon emissions and at the same time enhance their facilities. We look forward to working with ETL through their NZCD and EPC frameworks to support new clients and tackle climate change.”
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