Vital Energi helps hospital slash energy bills

Published:  05 June, 2014

Vital Energi, CHP, hospital,  space heating
CHP is one of a number of technologies being used by Vital Energi to reduce energy costs at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Cheltenham General Hospital is guaranteed a 40% reduction on its annual energy bills by a £3.1 million project by Vital Energi. The savings will amount to £577 000 a year. Carbon emissions will also be reduced by 1739 t a year, amounting to 30%.

The project is being partially funded by a £960 000 grant from the Department of Health, with the rest of the capital provided by Vital Energi and to be repaid over the contract term. This approach allows the local NHS trust to achieve the savings without using any of its own capital, so it can make savings from the outset of the 18-year energy-performance contract.

Vital Energi will initially focus on developing self-funding energy-reduction initiatives across the whole estate. They include major upgrades to the BMS, lighting scheme and the design and installation of a site-wide automatic metering system. Other works include the installation of a CHP engine and a buried district-heating network to distribute hot water around the site.

Ian Whitelock, joint managing director of Vital Energi, comments, ĎInstalling equipment such as CHP and biomass is only one element of reducing energy costs and carbon emissions in the NHS. Using less energy more efficiently is crucial and should be the initial step in developing a complete solution.í

For more information on this story, click here: June 2014, 121

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
August 2017: DIGITAL EDITION
ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Construction Week

Show

Jobs

  • Field Sales Executive

    Successful professional technical salesperson required to sell to consultants and contractors. Unique opportunity to sell ultra-low energy, patented technology, ventilation products from a UK manufacturer. ...

  • Property Surveyor

    Property Surveyor/ Building Service Surveyor needed to work within the Technical Services team for the management of water hygiene/ legionella risk within DCC's property portfolio. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic team member to join our T......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"



Calendar