Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
Location Margate, Kent, UK.
Client Hospital Trust
Carillion manage the facilities at
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Benchmarking The hospital believes that it is important to decrease the
consumption for energy consumption of the site and to be able to monitor this
future use and by benchmarking the present energy consumption.
The hospital covers a site of Firstly, the type of fluorescent
31,000m2, which is maintained tubes is being changed as they fail.
by Carillion Services. The site Their replacements are more
has remained a constant size efficient, high frequency
throughout but the intensity of fluorescent tubes.
use of the hospital has
increased. Significant changes Secondly, movement sensors are
include a new Magnetic controlling the lights in main
Resonance Imaging Unit and a corridors eliminating unnecessary
Renal Unit. Due to the energy wastage.
changing use of the hospital
they have not yet been able to Thirdly, low energy bulbs are
identify useful benchmark replacing conventional light bulbs
measures. However, the graph (depending on whether or not the
above has been produced, fittings will allow this or need
which shows the consumption replacing).
of gas and electricity
throughout 2000. It is hoped As well as the environmental
it will be used as a benchmark aspects of energy reduction it will
for energy improvements that have a direct impact on the
are about to be implemented. economic parts of the business.
The energy costs for the hospital
At the site Carillon are working are just under £100,000.
closely with the Hospital Trust
on Environmental Issues. Three Therefore, a decrease in energy
maintenance and development consumption means a decrease in
measures have been identified. cost and so it is expected energy
They will be introduced with efficiency measures will also yield
the purpose of reducing benefit.
lighting energy consumption.