Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s most well known teaching hospitals. The hospitals have a long history dating back almost 900 years and have been at the forefront of medical innovation and progress since they were founded.
They provide around ¾ million patient contacts in acute and specialist hospital services every year.
As the healthcare sector is under pressure to meet government-led carbon reduction initiatives, the Trust aims to make energy savings by investing in new technologies and upgrading existing infrastructure to accommodate more energy efficient equipment. The next step in the Trust’s carbon reduction plan is the installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units at both sites.
Kimpton were responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of the combined heat and power acoustic enclosures and associated ventilation.
The enclosures provide the highest level of noise control while maintaining the ability to access, service and maintain the unit. Meticulous attention to detail ensured the final product met all the necessary requirements.
It is hoped that the CHP installation should meet a large part of the normal site base electrical demand and reduce the overall cost of imported electricity, saving £1.5 million in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by 11,300 tonnes.
“Combined heat and power is an ideal energy solution. It means secure on-site supply, savings on energy bills and cuts in carbon emissions.”
“Whilst the CHP installations were an essential part of the Trust’s efforts to meet its energy efficiency targets, the hospital’s location and ‘quiet by night’ policy meant that noise levels needed to be kept to a minimum.”