NHS secures significant funding for energy efficiency project
The NHS is one of the UK’s largest spenders in terms of energy, but its individual trusts are slowly (yet surely) trying their best to implement various energy efficiency measures designed specifically to help them reduce their bills.
Recently, the NHS has secured funding worth £15.4 million for an energy efficiency project that includes the construction of an energy centre at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, which will provide 90% of the power and 100% of the heat for the facility.
The scheme is expected to help NHS Tayside, one of the 14 regions of NHS Scotland, cut energy costs by 10%.
Aviva Investors is investing £15.4 million in the project, which includes a £7.7 million indirect investment from the UK Green Investment Bank.
Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop said: “This is an extremely welcome announcement as it combines enlightened investment with energy efficiency and the best of Scottish innovation. This centre will make a real difference to the costs of providing energy to hospitals in Tayside and is another example of UK institutional investors supporting infrastructure projects which will be of benefit to the wider public.”
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