New UK Hospital to Harness Green Energies

19 April 2010 (Last Updated April 19th, 2010 18:30)

The UK’s Malvern Community Hospital, expected to open in autumn 2010, will use advanced renewable and energy efficient technologies applied by Greater Manchester-based ENER-G to improve overall energy efficiency. The £17.7m ($27m) hospital will utilise renewable geothermal energy for hea

The UK’s Malvern Community Hospital, expected to open in autumn 2010, will use advanced renewable and energy efficient technologies applied by Greater Manchester-based ENER-G to improve overall energy efficiency.

The £17.7m ($27m) hospital will utilise renewable geothermal energy for heating, cooling and hot water, using a ground source system that involves 25 boreholes and two heat pumps with combined capacities of 125kW for both heating and cooling.

These advanced renewable and energy efficient technologies are expected to save the hospital £8,700 ($13,283) a year on its energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by 15t per annum.

The 24-bed hospital will also produce low carbon electricity using highly efficient combined heat and power that will meet a significant proportion of the building’s needs.

The hospital, being built at Seaford Court, Malvern Link, will provide in-patient and out-patient facilities, x-ray and ultrasound, day rehabilitation and therapies, palliative care and visiting mammography and MRI scans.