NHE365: Net-Zero NHS

The NHS estate and its accompanying facilities services account for 15% of total carbon emissions.

Providing a net-zero health service will ensure efforts are made that guarantee new hospitals and buildings are net-zero compatible. This will also include upgrading the existing estate. To help with this, the government has set a new Net Zero Carbon Hospital Standard that will be implemented in spring 2021 and will apply to the 40 new hospitals that will be built as part of the government's Health Infrastructure Plan. This will involve both the use of innovative, low-carbon materials, as well as a new design that allows space for flexibility and changes in how care will be delivered in the future.

Last week, on August 25th, 2021, we brought together a community of healthcare professionals for exclusive keynote sessions and panel discussions on the greatest challenges for the health sector in achieving net-zero targets. 

During the first session, we heard from Cameron Hawkins, Head of Energy and Environment, NHS Property Services; Matthew Tulley, Redevelopment Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Kirti Rudra, Energy and Carbon Solutions Director, ENGIE; Paul Graham, Waste and Sustainability Manager, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Ian Stenton, National Sustainability Programme Manager, NHS England & NHS Improvement, and Michelle McCann, Estates, Facilities and Professional Services Category Director, NHS London Procurement Partnership. 

If you'd like to see more of the lively and engaging discussions at NHE365, follow the link to register for a free account and view all of our on-demand content from previous events, including, Achieving Digital Efficiency, Staff Wellbeing & Welfare, and Infection Prevention & Decontamination. 

Register here

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