Skip to content
left end
left end
right end

14 June 2013

UH Bristol Shortlisted for Health Service Journal Efficiency Awards

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) has been shortlisted for an HSJ efficiency award for its use of new technology to convert previously wasted heat into hot water to heat St Michael's Hospital. 

Previously, waste heat in flue gases escaped through the Trust's boiler house chimney, but with the help of Bristol based company Thermal Energy International the waste heat is now being turned into hot water and is being used to heat St Michael's Hospital. 

Sam Willitts, Energy and Sustainability Manager at UH Bristol said: "We are lucky to live in a city with an active 'green' industry, and working with local Bristol company Thermal Energy International we have harnessed innovative technology to capture waste heat in flue gases which were previously escaping at 230°C through our boiler house chimney. Now, waste heat is piped into St Michael's Hospital, providing all of its hot water and heating needs. 

"The new technology was commissioned in February 2013, and it is hoped this will result in an 8.5 per cent annual reduction of carbon emissions and an 18 per cent annual reduction in gas consumption. It will also save an estimated £313,218 every year." 

Andy Bennett, Thermal Energy's NHS Account Manager said: "To work with UH Bristol to make the city "greener" has been a great experience for us. We are really excited about the savings they are making and to be nominated for the HSJ awards is a real honour." 

All shortlisted organisations will find out if they have won an HSJ Efficiency Award on Wednesday 25 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.