Over 60 new solar panels have been installed at Estuary Point – our Mersey-side based office – following a string of initiatives to reduce fossil fuel use and decrease carbon emissions at the site.
In 2020, the sustainability and environmental team launched a trust-wide plan for a greener NHS to reach net-zero carbon emissions* by 2040. Committing to low carbon, sustainable healthcare while recognising the relationship between our impact on the environment and the impact of climate change, Estuary Point has been the focus of replacement boilers and the newest addition, 65 solar panels.
Continuing its journey for alternative energy systems and zero-carbon technologies, the solar panels will provide an eighth of Estuary Point’s electricity consumption, around 60,000 kWh – that’s equivalent to boiling a kettle 600,000 times!
Jon Byrne, sustainability and environmental manager at the trust said: “With the introduction of the solar panels, the trust has gone one step further to decrease carbon emissions by 231 tonnes per year at Estuary Point.
“The evidence-based plan to reach our target by 2040 is constantly evolving with the considerations of alternative energy systems. The Green Plan reviews current energy sources and provides advice on the best form of replacements which we’ll continue to implement across the trust.”
*Net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Net zero is reached when the amount added is no more than the amount taken away.