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Addenbrooke’s Hospital Maternity



Addenbrooke’s Hospital maternity ward cuts lighting costs by 63% a year with LEDs

Return on investment in just over three years with interest-free Salix funding

The Client

Addenbrooke’s Hospital is part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a world-leading teaching institution with strong connections to the University of Cambridge.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon has delivered successful energy-efficiency projects for Addenbrooke’s Hospital that have cut costs and reduced carbon emissions substantially.

The Brief

SaveMoneyCutCarbon has successfully completed cost-cutting energy-efficiency projects at the hospital and was asked to take on the LED lighting project in the hospital’s maternity ward.

It had to be compliant with Salix funding criteria, with sustainable and effective energy savings that ensured return on investment within five years.

Addenbrooke’s also underline the importance of reducing maintenance costs while optimising energy efficiency and controlling associated revenue costs.

The Solution

The maternity ward LED project was funded by an interest-free loan from Salix, which provides interest-free capital to public sector organisations for energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction.

However, a central condition of the loan agreement is that payback must be achieved in under five years. Repayments are covered by savings through reduced energy costs..

SaveMoneyCutCarbon carried out a full survey of the maternity ward lighting and developed an investment-ready proposal indicating the savings

Payback in

3.4 years

with LED lighting

The installation team, all fully DBS checked and having completed the comprehensive Addenbrooke’s induction before starting the installation work, retrofitted 61 LED lamps, including Thorn Emergency Bulkheads, dimmable Osram panels and BG Luceco tubes.

Challenges

Access to work areas had to be planned and the team liaised with the hospital management to plan and carry out upgrades at the optimum times to ensure that there was minimum disruption to the demanding work patterns.

The Savings

  • ROI in 3.4 years
  • 62.8% cut in lighting costs
  • Carbon footprint reduced by nearly two-thirds.

“The demands of a fully-engaged maternity ward meant that we had to ensure there was absolutely minimal effect on the staff and their working environment, which the installation team managed very professionally.”

Kieran Lockey, Energy & Sustainability Engineer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

“Our continued work with Addenbrooke’s to reduce its energy consumption in sustainable and effective ways will help to ease pressure on hard-pressed budgets with ongoing benefits for patients.

“Our established communication channels with relevant managers proved essential to efficiently plan and carry out the work in the busy maternity ward.

“We’ve also worked hard to ensure that there are processes in place to give any technical support and advice needed while rapidly addressing any issues arising.”

Phil Walsh, SaveMoneyCutCarbon Senior Projects Manager

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