The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Energy Performance Contract - Barts At Preferred Bidder Stage

23 January 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

Barts Health NHS Trust’s energy performance contract (EPC) with Skanska’s will help the Trust reduce its energy consumption by 21 per cent and carbon emissions by 34 per cent from year one at three of its London hospital sites -  Whipps Cross, Mile End, and Newham Hospitals – it is claimed.

The EPC means Skanska guarantees that the energy saving measures put in place will generate sufficient savings to pay for the project. Once the 12 year programme is complete all additional savings gained will go directly to the Trust. The project will help reduce the hospitals’ running costs, and the technologies and initiatives that are put in place will help to improve the internal and local environments at the hospitals.

Trevor Payne, Director of Estates and Facilities, Barts Health NHS Trust said: “How we adapt to increasing energy prices, climate change and mitigating our carbon emissions is critical to the future of the NHS.

“This contract will deliver significant changes to the Barts Health estate. It revolves around improving energy efficiency and exploring technologies that are part of a bigger project to connect with our communities and improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, staff and the local population.”

Skanska is at preferred bidder stage with the Trust. The green business team is currently assessing the three sites and measuring energy usage. Working with the Barts Health Estates team, Skanska will then recommend and agree a number of energy saving measures with the Trust. The measures, which will take about a year install, will range from installing renewable energy sources, upgrading to low energy lighting through to behaviour change programmes.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 23 January 2014


Related Tags

Related Articles

Archus Launches New FM Team 

Archus has launched a new estates and facilities management team, led by Dr. Rachel Dick, Archus Associate Director. Dr. Rachel Dick is joining Archus to lead...

 Read Full Article
Managing Healthcare Facilities – Net-Zero Hospitals

The carbon footprint of healthcare could triple by 2050, leading to worse health outcomes, increased chances of pandemics and a more unstable climate.  Healthcare...

 Read Full Article
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – How Can Landlords Prepare for the Changes?

Following the closure of the MEES consultation in June 2021, what action should commercial landlords be taking right now? The property sector has a lot of work to do...

 Read Full Article
AI Predicts Building Energy Rates in Less Than A Second

An artificial intelligence system that can predict building emissions rates almost instantly has been created. Current methods can take days to produce building...

 Read Full Article
One in Ten London Offices Could Be Unusable By 2023

Commercial buildings that don't meet future legal minimum energy standards are at risk, according to Colliers. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for...

 Read Full Article
A Landlord’s Guide to EPC Ratings for Commercial Buildings

For commercial real estate landlords, the incoming Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations mean energy-efficient buildings will go from being a “nice to...

 Read Full Article
Public Health to be Transformed With Formation of Two New Bodies

The Health Estates and Facilities Management Association is encouraging feedback on a recent proposal to overhaul England’s public health with the formation of two...

 Read Full Article
Imtech Inviron Signs Three-Year Contract With OSD Healthcare

Imtech Inviron has secured a three-year contract to provide facilities management services to OSD Healthcare’s Hemel Hempstead facility. OSD Healthcare is...

 Read Full Article
NHS Nightingale – A Hospital Built in 9 Days

As it admits its first patients, ThisWeekinFM takes a look at how London’s ExCeL exhibition centre was transformed in just nine days into NHS...

 Read Full Article
Union Demands Immediate Sick Pay For Outsourced Workers With Suspected COVID-19

If people feel forced to work in hospitals – or any other workplace – while ill, coronavirus will become a national health crisis, claims a union representing...

 Read Full Article