Hospital bosses looking forward to a greener future. - The Leamington Observer

Hospital bosses looking forward to a greener future.

HOSPITAL bosses in south Warwickshire are looking forward to a greener future.

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) has secured an £8.1million grant to lower its carbon footprint.

The funding comes as part of a national programme to decarbonise public sector buildings, supported by a grant scheme launched in 2020 by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy.

South Wales based FP Hurley will deliver a district heating system powered by air and water source heat pumps at Warwick Hospital, alongside other energy conservation measures such as double glazing, improved building management systems and a solar photovoltaic (PV) roof. The development will deliver at least an annual saving of 1,236 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

SWFT sustainability manager Cristina Calleja said: “The estates, capital and sustainability teams have worked very hard for the past few months in putting together a grant application and finding a partner for this project.

“This new way of delivering heat to our site will reduce our carbon emissions and benefit our staff, patients, and visitors. We are extremely delighted to have received the funding enabling us to deliver the work.

“We believe this project demonstrates our commitment to climate change at the trust.”

Dr Ken Gale of FP Hurley was looking forward to a fruitful partnership.

“This project enables FP Hurley to deliver the best in class energy efficiency measures and provides a 17-year partnership that will help the trust to meet its NetZero targets.

“This will be done by cutting SWFT’s reliance on fossil fuels and will advance the Trust’s progress to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045.”

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