Property maintenance specialist, DMA Group, has been appointed by Rye, Winchlesea & District Memorial Hospital to design and deliver energy saving measures across its site in East Sussex. The hospital, which is already an existing maintenance customer of DMA Group, is expected to save a significant 87.2 carbon tonnes per year through the removal of gas usage, reducing its carbon footprint by 98 per cent.
To achieve this, DMA’s team of energy experts will be installing solar PVs, LED lighting, air source heat pumps, and upgrading fan motors across the site to help Rye, Winchlesea & District Memorial Hospital become the first small community hospital in the UK to achieve net zero status.
DMA has experience of supporting hospitals and the public sector through its ‘Life of Building’ service. Its unique computerised maintenance management platform BiO® also saves building owners, occupiers and managers time and money whilst providing real-time transparency alongside unrivalled choice, control and convenience for the customer.
Barry Nealon, Chairman at Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital Ltd comments: “Our goal and commitment to become the first small community hospital in the UK to achieve net zero status underlines our commitment to improving environmental performance across our site. We needed to reimagine our existing business models and aim for sustainable growth if we are to do our bit in curbing emissions and limiting global warming. DMA Group’s energy services team displayed specialist knowledge in this area which is required to support our environmental ambitions.”
Kevin McGuane, Sector MD at DMA Group, comments: “Against the well-publicised backdrop of COP26, we are delighted to start assisting Rye, Winchlesea & District Memorial Hospital in becoming a more sustainable organisation. Based on the hospital’s consumption during 2020, we anticipate saving it a significant amount of carbon, thus supporting its aim to become a fully functional net zero organisation.”