Britain’s Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset, has installed a CHP system as part of an energy saving and carbon reduction programme thanks to a successful bid for funding via an interest free loan from the Salix Energy Fund.

The hospital says the system will save in excess of 646 tonnes per annum of CO2 and £112,000 (US$181,000) each year on energy costs, which will enable it to repay the loan in four years or less.

Once the loan has been repaid, the hospital will then keep the ongoing savings.

Director of facilities, Robert Steele, says: “Combined heat and power is an ideal energy solution for hospital buildings. It means a secure on-site supply, savings on energy bills and cuts in carbon emissions.”

Salix is an independent company funded by the UK’s Carbon Trust to help improve energy efficiency in public sector buildings.

The Salix fund is an interest free loan fund made up of 50% finance from the Carbon Trust and 50% from the participating organization.

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