When it comes to energy, one of the best things you can do for the planet and the public purse is installing solar panels on your organisation’s property

Renewable energy solutions are being rolled out at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, thanks to successful Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding of £4m

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a Green Plan to cover 2022 to 2025, with a major focus on energy

December 2022 marked the opening of Devizes Health Centre in Wiltshire to patients. But what makes this site so special? And how is it helping to tackle climate change? James Wakeham, principal construction manager at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), explains

The NHS has made a start towards net zero, but with less than ten years left to achieve an 80 per cent emissions, sophisticated tools will increasingly become a necessity, says Stephen Lowndes of the Carbon & Energy fund

Meeting the sustainability goals of the NHS Long Term Plan

David Powlesland asks what role does the health sector have to play in tackling the climate emergency?

Energy strategies in healthcare estates

A new guide to energy best practice for healthcare estates has been published. David Mackey outlines the background to the guide

Hospitals need energy - a lot of energy

The Solar Trade Association suggests that it is time that hospitals started to manipulate their large spaces to save energy.

Health Business hears from Brendan Rouse on how Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children made great progress in reducing its energy demand and becoming more sustainable last year.

An ideal way to help power our hospitals

The potential environmental and financial benefits of having more hospital buildings fitted with solar systems is very worthwhile, says Chris Roberts of the Solar Trade Association.

Generating savings through heat and power

The news that seven acute hospitals made zero carbon at zero cost to the NHS, is just one success story showing that it has been a busy year for the Carbon and Energy Fund, David Mackey reports.

Analysis undertaken for Department of Health a few years ago by BRE indicated that the emissions of average existing hospitals could  potentially be reduced by 25 per cent if all good and best practice energy measures were applied, writes Chris Hall, BRE’s health sector lead

The second annual NHS Sustainability Awards took place on 16 April and recognised Trusts and Ambulance Services for their efforts to improve environmental performance and health.

Rising energy costs and strict legislation on carbon emissions are making renewable energy more appealing to hospitals. Here is a look at some hospitals embracing a greener type of energy

A full energy audit, coupled with a robust energy policy, can demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to the sustainability agenda. Chris Moriarty from the British Institute of Facilities Management explains how to develop a successful energy policy


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