Client: Liverpool Heart & Chest NHS Foundation Trust
Completion: 2022
Decarbonisation: Up to 92%

In line with the Government’s decarbonisation plan, the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LH&C) NHS Foundation Trust (FT) is committed to continually improving its assets’ energy efficiency and carbon reduction. Our team were commissioned to deliver a range of energy surveys which explore the most feasible and effective decarbonisation solution for each building whilst considering other key performance targets such as infrastructure, site impact and maintenance requirements.

These surveys aim to provide Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Trust with the feasibility calculations, advice, and technology selection that will improve the energy performance for nine buildings, reduce emissions, and assist the Trust in meeting the Government’s ambition of Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050.

Each survey is tailored on a building-to-building basis and results in a range of suitable Low Carbon technologies being proposed, such as Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP), all electrical heating and hot water, Solar PVs, fabric improvements, roof and wall insulation, LED systems, intelligent controls and control monitoring systems, and appliance bay radiant panels.

The carbon emission reduction measures have been proposed based on the Lean, Clean, Green design philosophy, prioritising fabric improvements first, then efficient systems, and then renewable generations. Based on the site, the proposed solutions reduce energy use and carbon emissions from 41% to 92% and showcase ample opportunities to reduce energy use and improve thermal comfort and system design within each building.

Implementing these proposed design solutions has the potential to reduce energy use and carbon emissions from the nine buildings and have an overall potential carbon reduction of 238 tonnes per annum.