Horton decarbonisation and energy efficiency project complete


The work cost £6.5m

The completion of a decarbonisation and energy efficiency scheme at the Horton General Hospital is projected to save 1,200 tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere.

Insulation upgrades, energy efficient heating and ventilation system improvements have been installed, alongside heat pumps and solar panels as part of £6.5m Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) project.

As well as reducing the hospital’s carbon footprint, the new efficiencies will also improve energy consumption and heat controls in the buildings and will significantly reduce the Trust’s annual financial energy costs.

Jeenash Mistry, Head of Estates and Facilities at OUH, said: “The majority of the work was done ‘behind the scenes’ in the boiler rooms and electric sub-stations – areas most staff, patients and visitors never see – but they are already feeling the difference with more efficient heating and improved controls.

“The project has significantly updated the Horton’s energy and heating infrastructure and we are looking forward to seeing the data on financial and carbon savings.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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