Many hospitals within the UK have so far failed to recognise the advantages of installing CHP systems, something a forthcoming workshop aims to rectify.

On the 20th of April next at Guy’s Hospital, London, National Health Service (NHS) energy buyers will come together with members of the Combined Heat and Power Association to discuss why the technology is such an ideal fit for hospitals.
Guy’s Hospital, London
The UK Green Buildings Council recently identified that hospitals are the poorest performing public sector buildings in terms of carbon emissions. This comes at a time when NHS Trusts are facing growing pressure on their budgets, the Carbon Reduction Commitment comes into effect, and the remaining opportunities to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions are limited.

The single largest energy efficiency improvement a trust can make is installing a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. Due to their high demand for round-the-clock energy, hospitals are ideally suited to make use of CHP or form the basis of a district heating and/or cooling scheme. It is also a solution that fits the current requirements of a very short payback period (3-5 years) and can be purchased with little or no capital outlay. This potential was highlighted in the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy set out by the NHS Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), which called for CHP deployment to be increased to the maximum potential by 2020.

The free, one-day workshop for NHS energy buyers will give practical guidance on how CHP systems work, the different technology and financing options available, explore existing case studies and feature a tour of Guy’ Hospital CHP plant.

For more information or to book a place, contact Brian McGuire on: brian.mcguire@chpa.co.uk or 020 3031 8740 .

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