3 April 2012
NHS energy centre wins national accolade
NHS Grampian's new energy centre building on the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen has beaten competitors from around the UK to win a prestigious industry award, Board members were told today.
The groundbreaking new facility, the only Scottish winner, received an excellent rating at the BREEAM (British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) awards for its reduction in carbon emissions and waste. It will reduce CO2 emissions by 16 per cent and energy costs by 39 per cent or £860,000 a year, while providing around 90 per cent of the power to the site.
Gary Mortimer, General Manager Facilities and Estates, told board members: "Patient services cannot be provided in isolation and require the right supporting infrastructure.
"This centre will provide efficient and reliable energy for the planned changes at Foresterhill over the next 20-30 years in an environmentally friendly and efficient way."
The project is a collaboration with the University of Aberdeen.
BREEAM sets standards for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance.