Vital win for York Teaching Hospital

Company picks up Heating & Ventilation News Award for carbon reduction programme at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Vital Energi and Vital Efficienci are celebrating after their work in partnership with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust took the prize for Retrofit Project of the Year at the Heating & Ventilation News Awards .

The project saw Vital Energi design and retrofit an existing energy centre, including a 1.2MW Combined Heat and Power system, while Vital Efficienci implement a range of energy conservation measures such as upgraded Building Management System and replacement of 5,400 lights.

Mike Cooke, regional director for Vital Energi, said: "York NHS Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has an absolute commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and lowering energy spend and we are thrilled that has been recognised with another national award. This is a wonderful example of the kind of savings which can be made in the public sector and I hope its success convinces more like-minded organisations to follow their example.”

Vital Energi has also provided an Energy Performance contract on the project, which guarantees the trust saves in excess of £12m in energy costs and over 45,000 tonnes of CO2 over the course of the 15-year contract.

Brian Golding, director of estates and facilitiesat the trust, said: “The risk transfer arrangements provided under this contract, coupled with the guaranteed savings, have allowed us to go further faster than would otherwise have been possible. Having built up great working relationships with the Vital team we were confident to roll out similar schemes at our Scarborough and Bridlington sites.”

Vital Energi also won the District Heating Project of the Year category for its work in partnership with Camden Council on the Somers Town Decentralised Energy Network.

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