Vital Energi has taken a £25 million contract with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to cut its carbon footprint by 14,000 tonnes a year and guarantee energy savings of £1.8 million a year for Nottingham City Hospital.
The scheme has gained grant funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS), administered by Salix on behalf of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Heating and hot water at the city hospital currently run on outmoded gas and coal-fired boilers. Vital Energi will replace these with more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies to make a reduction of 14,000 tonnes of carbon a year.
The hospital‘s old laundry building will be demolished to make way for a new energy centre at the heart of the site, which will be equipped with combined heat and power units to supply heating and electricity across the hospital estate using new and improved energy infrastructure.
Vital Energi will also install LED lighting, 300kWe solar PV panels, and 342kW air source heat pumps around the hospital.
The company said these solutions will have a significant impact on the overall energy performance and carbon emissions of the hospital, and the lighting upgrades will enhance the patient experience in both the wards and common areas.
Ashley Malin, managing director of Blackburn-based Vital Energi Solutions said: “The hospital is committed to reducing their carbon footprint which aligns with our ethos. Not only will our solutions pave the way for this and create a healthier environment, but they will also provide increased levels of staff and patient comfort too.”
Sameen Khan, NHS programme manager for Salix Finance, added: “With vast experience of working in acute hospital environments throughout the UK, and through excellent communication, working alongside hospital staff, Vital Energi will ensure minimal disruption and continuity of service.”