UK-based energy efficiency solutions provider Energys Group has been selected to deliver LED lighting upgrades at a number of NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts.
The company is approved by the Essentia Framework (for NHS LED lighting) and is also an approved supplier under the YPO Framework.
Both frameworks provide a free service to NHS trusts to support the entire process from bidding for the grant monies, through tendering the work and delivering the solution.
The funding for the LED upgrades has been made available by NHS Improvement, which is set to inject up to £46 million of public dividend capital (PDC) to the NHS Energy Efficiency Fund (NEEF) in a bid to drive direct energy efficiency in the NHS.
NHS estates teams are motivated by "multiple drivers for the lighting upgrades and LED lighting will provide better-quality lighting for both patients and staff, as well as reducing maintenance and energy costs, and cutting carbon", said Energys.
Kevin Cox, managing director at Energys Group, said: "The NHS faces a sizeable challenge if it is to meet its carbon reduction targets Our company has already proven it is capable of handling large-scale multi-site lighting projects. We believe this experience is why we have now been selected by several NHS trusts to help reduce their carbon and energy bills as well as deliver a cut to maintenance costs. It is important to note that this kind of investment in NHS built infrastructure frees up much-needed funds which can be put directly back into frontline services."
Energys Group is already a major supplier to the public sector, with an installed base that includes the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, hundreds of schools and colleges, and scores of publicly owned buildings.