St Andrew's has been presented with a national award for environmental efficiency.
Lorraine Bean, Environment Manager, travelled to the House of Commons last week to represent St Andrew's at the awards event. We achieved a Bronze Award in the NHS and Healthcare category, for improving our sustainability and reducing our energy use. A key part of this was acheived through lagging pipes in plant room basements.
Lorraine said: "We installed over 450 metres of pipe lagging across basements in Northampton. That reduced heat loss and made the plant rooms cooler - which meant that the boilers can now work more efficiently.
"The judges were also impressed with how we have raised awareness among staff and patients about the importance about using electricity, gas and water wisely. We have also maximised our recycling facility to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Overall, we have reduced waste and saved costs - and that supports both the environment and the care we can give our patients."
The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the world's best known environmental campaigns.