Heating and ventilation consumes a significant proportion of the £400 million spent on energy in the UK health sector so it makes sense to adopt energy efficient HVAC practices and technologies in hospitals.
Hospital budgets are under continued strain but financial savings of 20% and more can be made through water efficiency. The top 10 tips here for better hospital water management can provide quick savings through small repairs to existing infrastructure and by changing staff behaviour while some need an initial investment...
The head of the government Environment Agency has issued a stark warning on water shortages and urged businesses and households to cut usage. Time to Act Now!
Are you wrestling to sort out your ‘GU4s’ from ‘GU10s’? You will find the answer to these and much more in our handy guide to LED lighting jargon buster for hospitals.
Salix offers interest-free loans to hospitals for energy efficiency improvements to ease strains on budgets but the process is necessarily complex.
Lighting is a crucial element in the provision of best levels of care for patients in hospitals and its importance is underpinned by a growing body of research into its effects.
The effects of lighting on health and productivity are brought into sharp focus in our hospitals. A well-designed lighting system not only ensures that all tasks in different areas are carried out effectively but also has a positive effect on the emotions and general well-being of patients.
There’s no need to keep blowing money from hard-pressed hospital budgets on paper towel facilities or have faith in old and energy-guzzling hand dryers.
The focus on best lighting for patients in hospitals has developed over the past decade with the growing awareness on the benefits together with detailed guidelines for new and retrofit projects.
The CIBSE guidelines for lighting in hospitals give detailed advice on all aspects of lighting levels and design in the sector. Its revised Lighting Guide 2 was published in 2008 and is the lighting bible for the healthcare sector.
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