Key sustainability measures could help the NHS achieve £400 million in energy cost savings
Implementing a set of 35 proven sustainability measures could help the NHS save £400 million and reduce carbon emissions by a million tonnes every year by 2020, a recent research report has been able to suggest.
The ‘Securing healthy returns’ research paper points out that, of the 18 energy-saving measures covered in the report, CHP provides the highest potential cost savings (£26.4 million), followed by staff energy awareness and behaviour change (£21.5 million), high-efficiency lighting (£7.2 million) and reducing temperature set points by 1 K (£6.2 million).
HeatingSave Building Energy Management System BEMS helps support behavioural change efforts
Behavioural change is always a difficult target to attain, but this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System BEMS could help.
HeatingSave has a number of features to prevent employees from adjusting the heating controls and leaving them in setting that can waste fuel. The keypad and display on the front of the controller has two levels of password protection.
These passwords can be changed by authorized personnel locally or centrally using the PC software. The password programming meets the requirements laid down by the Carbon Trust, and the PC software is user ID and password protected too.
Naturally, employees do have the right to set the ambient temperature at a value that best suites their needs, and HeatingSave manages this situation by firstly getting the temperature right so people don’t feel too hot or cold. If employees do feel too cold, they can hit a button to increase the room temperature. The heating will be turned up for a while BUT will then automatically turn back – keeping the employee at the right comfort temperature – and saving the employer on their fuel bill.
If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.