ADSM (AquaFund) and Guy’s and St Thomas NHS are named Winners in NHS Sustainability Awards

ADSM (AquaFund) and Guy’s and St Thomas NHS are named Winners in NHS Sustainability Awards

Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust’s commitment to sustaining its water supplies and reducing consumption has been commended by a WIN last night in the ‘Water’ category at the NHS Sustainability Awards 2015. The prestigious black-tie event in London saw sustainability leaders from across the NHS gather to celebrate those who have strived to implement active sustainable change, whilst demonstrating engagement with staff and the public.

The comprehensive water project, AquaFund, which was delivered in partnership with ADSM, has saved Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS 20% of its water consumption, a value of over £120k per annum each year – important savings for the Trust which can be invested elsewhere.

The Trust was awarded the full grant from AquaFund, which covered everything necessary to make their water efficiencies, including; consultancy services, site audits and state-of-the-art water saving technologies, together with water data and tariff analysis, bill validation services and on-going monitoring.

The judges particularly liked fact that that the project not only delivers important financial savings and helps to sustain water supplies in the UK, but also has a direct impact on helping those in water poverty internationally. The AquaFund project donates a percentage of its revenue each year on the Trust’s behalf to charity WaterAid – meaning the Trust has helped assist over 85,000 people in Tanzania gain access to safe water and sanitation in 2013/14.

In 2015/16 the project will continue to deliver positive outcomes for the Trust whilst helping to conserve a scarce resource for the future.

 

ADSM (AquaFund) Help Support Water Sustainability with the NHS

ADSM (AquaFund) Help Support Water Sustainability with the NHS

ADSM are proud to be supporting NHS Sustainability Day for the third year running, working together to promote water efficiency best practice across the NHS.

March 26th 2015, NHS Sustainability day, is one day in a sustained campaign, yet it provides a focus for organisations to participate on that day in initiating or continuing progress on achieving better sustainability practice. It has now attracted senior level endorsement within the NHS and from the Prime Minister.

The lead up to NHS Sustainability Day 2015 is being marked by a number of roadshows across Britain to share NHS Sustainability best practice. Each roadshow will identify key aspects of sustainable development within healthcare practise addressing the challenges and achievements along the way.

 

  • Manchester – 8th October
  • Leeds – 15th October 2014
  • Liverpool – 13th November 2014
  • Coventry – 15th January 2015
  • Gloucester – 5th February 2015
  • London – 25th February 2015
  • NHS SUSTAINBILITY DAY – 26th March 2015

 

More info about the day can be found here

Water Savings in Shipley Save Lives in Africa

Water Savings in Shipley Save Lives in Africa

Since joining the AquaFund grant in April 2013 the college has cut its water bill by 6.2 per cent through efficiencies such as identifying leaks and installing water saving technology. Ian Durham, Director of Physical Resources at Shipley College, said: “The AquaFund scheme helps some of the poorest people in the world while saving the college water, which is a fantastic achievement. The overall saving we have made is great, as our water consumption has risen due to our horticultural operations being increased due to the expansion of Bradford Works – our contracting horticultural social enterprise. We are delighted that our contribution has enabled WaterAid to provide safe, clean water.” Along with providing all the finance and resources in order for the college to make their water efficiencies and financial savings, AquaFund also donates a proportion of its revenue to charity WaterAid each year on the college’s behalf. In 2013-14 the college has helped support thousands of the world’s poorest people in Tanzania, providing new boreholes, shallow wells, water points and much more. This year’s project will be focusing on bringing safe water and sanitation to the people of Nepal.

ADSM (AquaFund) and Bart’s Health NHS are named Winners in Building Better Healthcare Awards

ADSM (AquaFund) and Bart’s Health NHS are named Winners in Building Better Healthcare Awards

ADSM and Bart’s Health NHS Trust secured first place in the ‘Most Innovative Cost Saving Idea’ category in the Estates & Facilities Management class at the Building Better Healthcare Awards last night with their initiative AquaFund.

The Awards took place on the 5th of November 2014 at prestigious venue ‘The Brewery’ in Central London. The Building Better Healthcare Awards celebrate innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to transform patient care in the UK.

Kevin Oxley, head judge in the estates and facilities management class, said about AquaFund:

“This is a significant and forward-thinking scheme that targets savings that have no quality impact on the delivery of patient care. It has led to savings in excess of £1m and many ‘green’ benefits.

Saving water might seem quite obvious, but we have to believe that it is the next big money-saving idea for every hospital. Millions of gallons of water is flushed down the drain every year and there’s a big cost associated with this. We all tend to think about heating and electricity, so it’s a very strong entry.”

ADSM and the AquaFund Grant have worked together with the Trust for over 5 years to create a partnership which delivers measurable and transparent water efficiencies and important cost savings – without the Trust needing to raise any budget what-so-ever.

Our winning project has delivered:

  • Financial savings of over £1.2 million
  • Consumption savings of over 643 million litres of water which equates to an average 25% saving on consumption – which has been maintained year on year
  • Saved over 308 tonnes of CO2e
  • Improved skills to the Trusts workforce
  • Improved the efficiency of Trust buildings – processes and the installation of water saving equipment and Automatic Meter Readers
  • Provided total visibility on all of the Trust’s operational, financial and billing data for the entire estate
  • Demonstrated the benefits of addressing water consumption
  • Helped assist over 557,000 people out of water poverty
  • The Trust is now prepared for the deregulation of the water markets in 2017 and the threat of water scarcity

AquaFund provided the Trust with all the finance and resources necessary in order to reduce its water consumption and achieve financial savings; including the full grant, consultancy services, site audits and state-of-the-art water saving technologies, together with water data and tariff analysis, bill validation, services and on-going monitoring.

To read more about the winning project click here

Water Savings in Surrey Save Lives in Tanzania

Water Savings in Surrey Save Lives in Tanzania

Today BBC Radio Surrey invited Runnymede Borough Council to talk about the significant water savings that it has made through the AquaFund Grant Scheme – and how this in turn has helped thousands of people in developing countries have access to clean water.

Through ADSM’s AquaFund scheme, the Council has saved a significant 26% on its water bill in just one year and helped over 85,000 people out of water poverty through AquaFund’s partnership with the charity WaterAid.

Verena Boxall, Energy & Sustainability Manager at Runnymede speaks about the AquaFund project and how the Council has benefited from receiving all the finance and resources needed to cut its water costs and consumption – without the Council needing any budget

“Everybody is on a win, win with this” says Verena.

The full interview can be found below:

ADSM (AquaFund) and Bart’s Health NHS are named Winners in 2Degrees Champion Awards

ADSM (AquaFund) and Bart’s Health NHS are named Winners in 2Degrees Champion Awards

ADSM and Bart’s Health NHS Trust achieved a landslide victory in the water management category at the 2Degrees Champion Awards 2014, beating stiff competition from rivals Coca Cola, Pepsi, Sainsbury’s, H&M and the European Water Partnership.

ADSM and the AquaFund Grant have worked together with the Trust for 4 years to create a partnership which delivers measurable and transparent water efficiencies that are replicable across both the NHS and the rest of the public and private sectors.

Our winning project has delivered:

  • Savings of over 480 million litres of water
  • Cut costs by £960,000
  • Saved 391 tonnes CO2e
  • Improved the visibility of the Trusts usage
  • Improved skills to the Trusts workforce
  • Demonstrated the benefits of addressing water consumption
  • Helped assist over 472,000 people out of water poverty

AquaFund provided the Trust with all the finance and resources necessary in order to reduce its water consumption and achieve financial savings; including the full grant, consultancy services, site audits and state-of-the-art water saving technologies, together with water data and tariff analysis, bill validation, services and on-going monitoring.

The project continues to deliver positive changes, reducing the Trust’s impact on the environment and conserving a scarce resource for the future.