Vital and NHS Grampian Shortlisted at Healthcare Estates Awards

We are delighted to reveal that our project with NHS Grampian has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Achievement category at the 2019 Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards.

The project saw the installation of an innovative 2.7km district heating energy link that connected two separate hospital campuses to one single energy centre – a first of its kind for Scotland. The scheme’s objectives were to: maximise the efficiency of the existing energy centre at the Foresterhill Health campus; reduce site energy demand through identifying energy conservation measures such as replacing over 6,800 light fittings to more efficient LED lights; and reduce the carbon footprint for the estate.

Using careful planning and coordination, the project was installed with little disruption to hospital operation and patient comfort, including successfully installing district heating pipe within 100m of a live helipad.

The energy link has reduced carbon emissions by 1,671 tonnes in its first year of operation, generated financial savings and is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 12% across the estate.

The Sustainable Achievement Award recognises an organisation or team that have used innovative technologies and sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint. Winners will be announced on 8th October at the awards dinner taking place at The Principal Manchester, and we wish our client the best of luck for the evening.

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