Home Care Homes Barchester Healthcare invests heavily in green technologies

Barchester Healthcare invests heavily in green technologies

by Kirsty Kirsty

In 2023 Barchester Healthcare continued its ongoing commitment to move towards greener technologies for its homes with an extensive investment programme.  Across the year, the company upgraded 13 plantrooms, installed energy-efficient LED lighting in 56 homes and 3,672 solar panels at 18 homes with a total investment of £1.9m.

Working with its chosen solar panel supplier, EES Group, Barchester’s solar installation programme generated enough energy for 22m cups of tea and offset the equivalent in carbon dioxide emissions as planting 23,398 trees.  This year’s plans are just as ambitious with solar panel installations currently scheduled for 37 homes at a cost of £2.2M.

Joe Rippon, Energy and Environment Manager for Barchester, says: “It’s exciting to see all of the changes taking effect in our homes and the massive benefits to our energy efficiency each change brings.  This year we are rolling out an estimated 4,767 solar panels across the estate which we help us to offset the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions as planting over 17,000 trees.  It feels good to know we are helping the planet as well as creating comfortable, homely environments for our residents.”

CEO, Paul Daly at EES Group comments: “We are proud to be in partnership with Barchester providing energy solutions that will help build a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future for their care homes.” Barchester Healthcare’s CEO, Dr Pete Calveley, adds: “Our commitment to making our homes as green as possible continues to be a major focus in 2024.  All of our new build properties are designed with energy efficiency top of mind and have green technologies fitted as standard from LED lighting to monitored water systems and solar powered heating and cooling systems.  We are also working hard to upgrade our main estate properties with greener technologies as part of our extensive ongoing refurbishment programme.”

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