With a new baby just a few days away now, I have had many recent visits to the Liverpool Women's Hospital so this is great news that they are going to be leading the way in energy efficiency. Finding new an innovative ways of funding energy efficiency projects is vital to reducing the nation's energy demand. Serious savings can be made here with these three NHS Trusts being able to cut their energy consumption by 50% and the potential for projects all over the country is colossal! With reduced demand there is even less reason for building traditional centralised generation plants!
That funding, developed by the Carbon and Energy Fund and financed by Macquarie Group, will pay for various energy and carbon saving initiatives which are intended to cut the three trusts’ energy consumption by 50%. That will equate to annual savings of around £1.85 million and a payback period of just over seven years. Carbon and Energy Fund’s David Mackey said that the “landmark” energy efficiency financial deal could “unlock the European retrofit market”. "We have £100 million worth of projects in the pipeline that will be certified – a clear signal to the market we are open for business,” he added.