finalist at Energy Awards 2019

finalist at Energy Awards 2019

. We are extremely proud to announce that we are a finalist at the energy awards in the Lighting Energy Impact category for the work we completed at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

There is stiff competition within our category and are up against organisations such as Heathrow Airport, Marks and Spencer’s & LAPD and Selco Builders Warehouse.

This prestigious nomination is being held at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane at the end of November is in recognition of the us upgrading 10,000 luminaries at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The upgrade will mean the trust saves upwards of £750,00 per year as well as reducing their carbon emission by 3925 per annum. The £1.2 million project will save the trust upwards of £6 million over the next 10 years at today’s electricity prices alone.

Mr Paul Daly, the CEO and director of Energy Saving Lighting commented:

“We are thrilled to be nominated in the final list for this prestigious award. It recognises the hard work the Energy Saving Lighting team has put into this project. We have worked closely with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital since October 2018 after being successful against 20 other companies through the UK wide tender process. We were initially appointed to upgrade the non-clinical areas of the hospital only. This returned a 2.1-year payback against electricity alone (this part of the project cost £420,000 and the site saved £202,000 pa).

Following the successful completion of the non-clinical areas the client realised the huge benefits of continuing the project and improving the quality of light in other areas of the hospital. We surveyed the rest of the site to cover every light (including external) and were awarded a further contract of £780,000 to complete the work. Our team of project managers and expert installers successfully carried out this task by the end of March 2019, just in time for the financial year.”

Mr Stuart Meads, the Carbon Reduction Manager at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust commented:

“We are delighted with the project, not only in terms of savings but in the way, it has transformed the hospital. Staff and patients continually comment on how bright and welcoming the site is now and the environment has improved dramatically. Our patient experience feedback has improved by 17% since the upgrade and we attribute this to the improved lighting quality.

To future proof our trust against anticipated big electricity price hikes is a huge benefit and will allow us to invest further in our patient experience. The impact on our capital budget has been huge and this has resulted in us operating with a sur plus which has been given back to the trust to invest in staff and other shelved capital projects.

Energy Saving Lighting were a delight to work with and their project management and skilled staff meant we hardly knew they were there. To deliver the project on time in the busiest time for the hospital was very impressive.”

Summary of Project:

  • 3,925 Carbon Tonne saving each year.
  • £1.2 million project size from streetlights to wards to operating theatres.
  • £740,000 saved each year.
  • Minimum £6.9 million saving over 10 years.
  • 72% electricity saving.
  • Improved lighting.

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