The Lister is a 730 bed acute hospital in Stevenage and is part of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. It offers general and specialist hospital services for people across much of Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire and provides a full range of medical and surgical specialities.
In hospitals the focus is on the quality of services provided to patients. To support patient care Lister Hospital runs large, complex and energy hungry facilities so wanted to make sure that it significantly reduced the cost of generating electricity and heat to meet its carbon emissions reduction target.
Working in partnership with Veolia, a complete refurbishment of the energy plant was designed and commissioned to upgrade the 40-year old energy centre via a 15-year Contract Energy Management contract. This also provides 24/7 operation and maintenance and risk transfer.
The £2.7 million upgrade of the energy centre included a 1.4MWe Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and three new boilers; delivering low carbon heating, hot water, electricity and a low energy lighting system for the hospital.
Veolia helped the Trust meet its carbon emissions reduction target three years early. By working with Veolia the Trust has achieved recognition by winning the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) Sustainability Award and gained associated healthcare press coverage.