En­ergy sav­ing hospi­tal!

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SLIGO Univer­sity Hospi­tal won the Pub­lic Sec­tor Award in the SEAI Sus­tain­abil­ity En­ergy Awards. The award recog­nised the ef­forts by the hospi­tal to fo­cus on en­ergy re­duc­tion and en­ergy sav­ing ini­tia­tives.

The hospi­tal was also awarded win­ner of the Waste Pre­ven­tion Busi­ness Award at the Pak­man Awards which recog­nise ex­cel­lence in waste man­age­ment and re­cy­cling among busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­nity groups in Ire­land. Grainne McCann, Gen­eral Man­ager at SUH said, “We are de­lighted to win both the SEAI Sus­tain­able En­ergy Pub­lic Sec­tor Award and the Pak­man Waste Pre­ven­tion Busi­ness Award. A very ac­tive Green Cam­pus Com­mit­tee have worked on many projects to re­duce en­ergy con­sump­tion and to min­imise waste. Ini­tia­tives in­tro­duced at the hospi­tal to re­duce en­ergy con­sump­tion in­cluded a lighting re­place­ment pro­gramme, up­grad­ing heat­ing pumps, re­plac­ing the main hospi­tal boiler heat­ing plant and en­ergy sav­ings cam­paigns such as ‘switch off ’ cam­paigns. The waste pre­ven­tion ini­tia­tives have fo­cused on min­imis­ing waste, pro­mot­ing use of keep-safe cups, re­duc­ing sin­gle use cups/con­tain­ers, re­duc­ing land fill waste by ed­u­ca­tion and aware­ness on the cor­rect seg­re­ga­tion of waste, pro­mot­ing lean man­age­ment ini­tia­tives and reuse ini­tia­tives. Com­par­ing the first half of 2018 with 2017, our land­fill waste has re­duced by 19% and our re­cy­cling waste by 23%.”

Domh­nall McLough­lin, Deputy Gen­eral Man­ager; Conor Mc Loughlin, Main­te­nance Man­ager; De­clan McGoldrick, Project Man­ager, HSE Es­tates; Gary Streete, Waste Man­age­ment Co-or­di­na­tor; Pa­tri­cia Lee, Ser­vice Man­ager; Michael O’Brien, En­ergy Of­fi­cer, HSE Es­tates; and Fer­gal McGirl, HSE Es­tates.

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