E.ON and Newham Hospital receive two awards

Newham awardsE.ON Sustainable Energy and Newham University Hospital Trust are the proud recipients of two prestigious industry awards recognising joint achievements in delivering a major energy saving initiative at Newham University Hospital under the Mayor’s of London, Boris Johnson's, RE:FIT programme. 

The innovative project helped the hospital achieve guaranteed energy and carbon savings within tight budgetary restrictions through RE:FIT which is an Energy Performance Contract. This saw E.ON Sustainable Energy undertake an energy efficiency assessment, develop design solutions and implement an upgrade of air-handling equipment supplied by Carrier. RE:FIT is a programme aimed at public sector buildings, developed by the Mayor to deliver his vision to retrofit London, cut emissions and save money off fuel bills, on an unprecedented scale. 

In recognition of the work provided by the Sustainable Energy Consultancy team to develop and deliver the energy efficiency solution under the RE:FIT programme, the project has been awarded: 

  • 'Best Use of Innovative Funding' at the Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards, which celebrates the best examples of healthcare building design 
  • The 'International Green Apple Award' for Environmental Best practice’ gong 

The Green Organisations’s Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, now in their 18th year, are widely recognised as one of the major environmental recognition schemes both in the UK and internationally. The awards will be presented in the House of Commons next year. 

The Newham University Hospital project involved the replacement of three air handling units serving seven inpatient wards and a number of staff offices. These provide a quieter, more efficient ventilation system, saving 940WH per year through the use of heat recovery and free cooling1. Underwritten by E.ON, this guarantees a payback period within 6.6 years. 

Richard Scott, Head of Consultancy Services, said: 

“I’m delighted that this project, undertaken jointly with the Hospital Trust, has been recognised as an exemplar in delivering energy solutions, not only within the Healthcare Industry, but also within the wider environmental community. The upgrades are already saving more energy than we initially guaranteed to the Hospital Trust, which they are delighted with.
We’re working hard to ensure we deliver on our promises, and these types of schemes offer public sector organisations the means to invest in reduced carbon and increased efficiency.” 

Kai Kin Lee, Capital Design Project Manager at Newham University Hospital, said:

“We’re very much in agreement with the BBH judges who identified that the key benefit of the project, for us, was that we only paid once we’d seen returns. The project exceeded the investment requirements set out in the RE:FIT scheme, and delivered additional operational benefits over and above energy and carbon reductions.” 

The Newham University Hospital project is amongst the very first of the Mayor’s RE:FIT programme, which aims to reduce the capital’s carbon emissions by updating public sector buildings with the most effective energy saving measures. 

As part of a Energy Performance Contract, E.ON continues to work with Newham University Hospital on a series of projects and initiatives aimed at reducing carbon and energy usage. 

1 Total Energy Usage is based on the projected target usage figure provided by the Trust in the Information pack supplied to Clients. 

Savings based on baseline energy consumption of 1,751,596 kWhrs provided by Newham University Hospital and expected energy consumption of the new system of 809,865 kWhrs from the energy conservation equipment manufacturer.