Our energy-efficient lighting project aims to reduce our carbon footprint.

Lighting the way

August 2018

Our energy-efficient lighting project aims to reduce our carbon footprint.

Our energy-efficient lighting project aims to reduce our carbon footprint.

At Sydney Local Health District, saving people is only one of our strengths.

We also like saving the environment, which is why we’ve just finished replacing more than 3000 fluorescent lights across Balmain and Sydney Dental hospitals with energy efficient LED light fittings.

The project, headed by the District’s Sustainability Committee, will save us $120,000 a year on our electricity bills and reduce our CO2 emissions by 608 tonnes.

At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, we are nearly finished replacing more than 26,000 fittings, which will save about $1.152 million a year on our bills and reduce our CO2 emissions by 5852 tonnes.

We are also installing solar panels at Croydon and Marrickville health centres, and Canterbury Hospital to help provide electricity. We already have solar pipes at Canterbury heating the water system.

“Hospitals run 24/7. The lights are never off so we are always looking at solutions which can help us save money and save the environment,” Troy McIntyre, the District’s energy manager, said.

Sydney Local Health District is committed to sustainability across our organisation and it is one of our eight foundational principles. Sustainability includes being environmentally responsible in reducing our carbon footprint. To learn more about our foundational principles, click here.

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