“Although we were not able to develop renewable energy scheme, the Brite Check system gave us a large degree of confidence that the decisions we were making were reasonable and justifiable.”
Damian Oatway – Energy Manager, Manchester Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Opening in April 2009, at a cost of approximately £500 million, Manchester Children’s Hospital merged services previously provided by three different hospitals across the city: Saint Mary’s, Pendlebury & Booth Hall. The new state of the art hospital is the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the UK with 185,000 patient visits annually and 371 pediatric beds.
Brite Check© comprehensively modelled the capital investment and potential energy, cost and carbon savings of each technology. All this was achieved using easily obtained energy and building data without using costly or time-consuming on-site surveys.
Despite reviewing a range of technology types, project sizes and configurations, a financially viable opportunity wasn’t identified. The evidence of the report was strong enough to give the confidence not to proceed with a renewable source. the figures shown above are based on solar (PV) on the MCH building only.