Spire Health to go green, starting with electricity

Spire Healthcare this month began procuring all its electricity from renewable sources as part of its commitment to go carbon-neutral by the end of 2030. 

It believes it is the first provider in the sector to do so and anticipates this will result in a 40% reduction in its carbon emissions.  

A range of other initiatives include:

 Replacing gas-powered boilers with more efficient equipment powered by electricity;

 Replacing older lighting with LED lights which are between 50 and 60% more energy-efficient;

 Installing photo-voltaic solar panels on the roof at Spire Cardiff, with similar projects to follow at other Spire hospitals;

 Use of electric vehicles as part of its fleet;

 Improved insulation in its buildings.

The group has also appointed and trained a colleague from each of its 39 hospitals to become a carbon champion with the aim of developing and promoting local initiatives for reducing carbon consumption.