Anglian Water helps hospital cut carbon

Anglian Water Business is helping a major hospital in Cambridge save energy, reduce costs and cut carbon.

The water company worked with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and consultancy firm SaveMoneyCutCarbon, to replace dated and inefficient fluorescent lamps with 650 LED panels and tubes in the hospital.

It said this will result in an overall energy and carbon reduction of 53 per cent, and generate savings of £15,000 a year and a return on investment in less than four and a half years for the hospital.

Anglian Water Business (AWB) already serves Addenbrooke’s entire wastewater treatment needs. The LED replacement project forms part of its commitment to proactively identify ways to add value for customers.

AWB account manager Paul Vincent said: “We are delighted to help Addenbrooke’s implement significant financial and efficiency savings.

“At [AWB], we are committed to working collaboratively with our customers to ensure they lower costs and consumption, whether it’s water or energy.

“This project was made possible thanks to our partnership with SaveMoneyCutCarbon and interest-free funding from Salix Finance.”

Energy manager at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Denis Garnham, said: “Energy, carbon and cost saving, whilst improving the quality of the hospital’s healthcare environment, lie at the heart of our sustainable development management plan.

“This lighting upgrade programme is an excellent example of how we achieve this by bringing together our Salix funding stream, [AWB’s] forward thinking value-added services, and the impressive quality of SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s supply and installation teams.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon chief operating officer Holden Cook said: “We know the financial pressures facing the NHS and so we were delighted to work with Addenbrooke’s Hospital and use our expertise in both the Salix Funding application and fully managing the LED lighting retrofit.

“The money saved by the Trust in energy and maintenance costs can now be diverted into other essential areas, which is fantastic.”

Anglian Water Business is a national water retailer, which supplies more than 140,000 businesses and public sector bodies across the UK.