13 Jul RE:FIT programme scheme achieves double success
E.ON Sustainable Energy and Newham University Hospital Trust are the proud recipients of two prestigious industry awards recognising joint achievements in delivering a major energy-saving initiative at Newham University Hospital under the Mayor’s of London, Boris Johnson’s, RE:FIT programme.
The innovative project helped the hospital achieve guaranteed energy and carbon savings within tight budgetary restrictions through RE:FIT which is an Energy Performance Contract. This saw E.ON Sustainable Energy undertake an energy efficiency assessment, develop design solutions and implement an upgrade of air-handling equipment supplied by Carrier. RE:FIT is a programme aimed at public sector buildings, developed by the Mayor to deliver his vision to retrofit London, cut emissions and save money off fuel bills, on an unprecedented scale.
In recognition of the work provided by the Sustainable Energy Consultancy team to develop and deliver the energy efficiency solution under the RE:FIT programme, the project has been awarded:
• ‘Best Use of Innovative Funding’ at the Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards, which celebrates the best examples of healthcare building design
• The ‘International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best practice’ gong
The Green Organisations’s Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, now in their 18th year, are widely recognised as one of the major environmental recognition schemes both in the UK and internationally. The awards will be presented in the House of Commons later this year.
The Newham University Hospital project involved the replacement of three air handling units serving seven inpatient wards and a number of staff offices. These provide a quieter, more efficient ventilation system, saving 940WH per year through the use of heat recovery and free cooling. Underwritten by EON, this guarantees a payback period within 6.6 years.
The Newham University Hospital project is amongst the very first of the Mayor’s RE:FIT programme, which aims to reduce the capital’s carbon emissions by updating public sector buildings with the most effective energy saving measures.
As part of a Energy Performance Contract, E.ON continues to work with Newham University Hospital on a series of projects and initiatives aimed at reducing carbon and energy usage.