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Brandon Medical meets NHS's 2018 Carbon target

Brandon Medical has joined forces with Willmott Dixon to help create a sustainable, low carbon healthcare centre. The healthcare campus achieves carbon levels which are in line with the NHS€™s 2018 target.

The three storey high healthcare centre has been equipped with the very latest medical equipment for examinations, minor surgery, diagnosis and telecare monitoring. Three low carbon medical rooms have been fitted with insulated floors and ceilings, recyclable walls, ultra efficient light sources and a ventilation system which is fuelled by renewable energy.

Willmott Dixon chose Brandon Medical's LED lighting range for their examination and minor surgical rooms. The medical lights use HD-LED technology which is an extremely efficient light source. When the technology is applied to surgical lighting the estimated CO2 reduction is at least 1.25 tonnes per year per operating theatre. The medical lights were also chosen for their excellent colour rendition. Standard LEDs typically give off a cold white colour which is unfavorable when applied to medical lighting and makes it difficult to differentiate between certain colours, in particular red. HD-LED over comes this problem with full colour rendition across the entire visible spectrum. The light source has particular good colour rendition in the field R9 which covers the red part of the spectrum. This is important during examinations and surgery where precise and accurate differentiation of tissue is crucial.

The healthcare centre is located within the BRE Innovation Park in Watford. The site is dedicated to providing carbon sustainable buildings, using innovative energy saving methods. The BRE Innovation Park displays some of the world's most sustainable buildings and aims to catalyze changes within the construction industry and encourage best practice where possible.

For more information about the innovation park or the products within the site please visit www.insite09.com. For information on HD-LED visit www.hd-led.com, for Brandon Medical product information please visit www.brandon-medical.com.

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