Ann Marie O'Grady, CEO of Leopardstown Park Hospital said:
“By ensuring that equipment is only consuming energy when in use and routinely monitoring our water, waste and energy bills, the environmental and financial benefits are considerable. It demonstrates that, even with an old buildings infrastructure, significant strides can be made in terms of both the environment, but also our commitment as a publicly funded agency to effective and efficient use of tax payers’ money”.
Leopardstown Park Hospital, which is a specialist Hospital for older persons, providing care in the form of rehabilitation, residential care, respite services, a welfare home and day care services, achieved EcoMerit Certification by completing a major lighting upgrade and installing LED lights throughout the site. Insulation improvements were also made to the oldest parts of the buildings in order to conserve heat and improve comfort. Between these two measures, the hospital will save up to €50,000 per year and reduce their carbon emissions by up to 39 tonnes.