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Investing in energy for the future

Combined heat and power in Germany

Our manufacturing location in Tuttlingen, Germany currently purchases power from the public grid and uses oil for heating.

Since reviewing our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) provision in 2016, we have invested in a more efficient integrated solution. Two gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) units generate power and heat simultaneously, and will produce up to 96% of the electricity required on site in the future, with an overall efficiency of 95%.

In addition to these two cogeneration units, we have installed an absorption chiller with fixed indoor air conditioning units attached, which will cool the production floor during the summer.

This energy efficient solution will also benefit our employees, as excessive heat on the production floor has been identified as a health and safety risk. 

Switching to LED lighting

LED light bulbs

Installing more energy efficient LED lighting at our operations in Hull, UK has saved us 300,000kWh in 2016.

The new lighting has been rolled out through refurbishment projects where our specification requires LED lighting solutions, and has been driven by our policy to replace any failed bulb, tube or fitting with an LED equivalent.

Cost savings over the year are estimated at £25,000 with a reduction of more than 120 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Sustainability report 2016

Front cover of sustainability report 2016

A future focus. Supporting healthcare professionals for over 150 years

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