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Barts Trust saves £105,000

A sustainability project launched by Barts Health NHS Trust has in its first year saved about £105,000 and savings could grow to as much as £800,000 on the Trusts £12m annual energy bill, FM World reports.

Trevor Payne, director of estates and facilities for St Bartholomew’s Hospital says the real return on investment will come in two years’ time now that the programme is on its way, with the aim of making Barts the most sustainable Trust in the NHS.

The Trust also wants to start a five to 10-year contract with an energy performance partner.

Payne said it was important that energy efficient buildings serve the needs of patients because “the most energy efficient building can be the most uncomfortable for patients if lights are left on, people are coming and going at all hours, and noise pervades in wards”.