UCLH Actions - Low Carbon Energy
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
A feasibility study has taken place which has demonstrated the viability of installing a CHP system (a brief explanation of this technology is available as a download). An initial feasibility study indicated that a combined system of CHP with absorption chillers would be effective at the Trust. With the new EGA maternity and paediatric wing now operational, it seems increasingly likely that the CHP could meet the hot water demand for the hospital making such a scheme even more attractive.
As part of its review of energy procurement, UCLH has introduced criteria for carbon performance, renewable energy, and consideration of on-site micro-generation. The procurement of these services seeks to local suppliers where possible. Staff and supply chains are made aware of the Trust's commitment to sustainable procurement, carbon reporting and the need for transparency.