Empowering Sustainability and Compliance for Bupa - Inteb

Empowering Sustainability and Compliance for Bupa


Client Overview

Bupa is a leading global healthcare group committed to providing high-quality healthcare services while embracing sustainability. They sought a partner capable of delivering utility and sustainability services to reduce their carbon footprint, enhance energy efficiency, and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.


Client Objectives

Bupa approached our firm with several key objectives to support their commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency:

  1. Solar PV Installation and Maintenance:
    • Implement solar PV systems to reduce reliance on grid electricity and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. Smart Meter Rollout:
    • Deploy smart meters for real-time energy consumption tracking and cost optimisation.
  3. Compliance Services:
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including EPCs, ESOS, DECs, and ISO 14001.
  4. Water Procurement:
    • Conduct a comprehensive audit of water spend and execute a market-wide tender to achieve cost savings and efficiency improvements.


Our Approach

Inteb provided a tailored approach to meet Bupa’s objectives, focusing on specific services and products.

  1. Solar PV Installation and Maintenance:
    • Installation: Conducted meticulous analysis of Bupa’s energy needs and facility structures to design bespoke solar solutions. Ensured seamless installation adhering to the highest industry standards for optimal energy production.
    • Maintenance: Regular inspections, cleaning, and performance checks to keep the solar PV system operating efficiently. Provided proactive and reactive maintenance to safeguard Bupa’s investment and ensure the system’s longevity.
  2. Smart Meter Rollout:
    • Installation: Replaced outdated meters with cutting-edge smart meters, minimising operational disruptions.
    • Data Analysis: Collected and analysed meter data to identify opportunities for energy savings and efficiency improvements.
  3. Compliance Services:
    • EPCs: Conducted energy assessments and issued EPCs for Bupa’s properties to evaluate and improve energy efficiency.
    • ESOS: Supported compliance with ESOS Phase 1 and 2 regulations, identifying energy-saving opportunities and formulating strategies to reduce energy consumption.
    • DECs: Provided DEC assessments for numerous buildings, highlighting energy performance and environmental impact.
    • ISO 14001 Consultancy: Assisted Bupa in achieving ISO 14001 certification, ensuring compliance with international environmental management standards.
  4. Water Procurement:
    • Conducted a comprehensive audit of group water spend and executed a competitive market-wide tender. Rationalised the supply base and consolidated billing, resulting in significant cost and efficiency savings, along with improved reporting data through automation.



Our comprehensive support enabled Bupa to achieve substantial sustainability and efficiency improvements:

  1. Reduced Carbon Footprint:
    • Solar PV installations significantly reduced reliance on fossil fuels, leading to a substantial decrease in CO2 emissions.
  2. Cost Savings:
    • Smart meters and data analysis facilitated informed energy management decisions, resulting in substantial cost savings and increased FIT income.
  3. Compliance Assurance:
    • Bupa achieved full compliance with various energy and sustainability regulations, avoiding potential fines and penalties.
  4. Enhanced Reputation:
    • Bupa’s commitment to sustainability has been recognised by stakeholders, improving their corporate image.
  5. Long-term Sustainability:
    • Ongoing maintenance ensures the longevity and optimal performance of Solar PV systems.



Our collaboration with Bupa exemplifies the synergy between sustainable energy solutions, compliance services, and environmental consultancy. By reducing carbon emissions, optimising energy consumption, and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, we have empowered Bupa to thrive in a sustainable, responsible, and cost-effective manner while continuing to provide world-class healthcare services to their customers.