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
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
The use of renewable energies in healthcare settings has taken off in recent years, with clinical leaders coming round to the cost and environmental benefits it can bring. Yasir Khan of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme outlines an assurance framework for energy consumers
Identifying measures that optimise carbon and financial savings in the complex NHS environment often requires specialist support, and the government-backed Green Investment Bank is well placed to provide that help, writes Gregor Paterson-Jones
Richard Pearson, project director of the Carbon and Energy Fund writes about the latest developments in efforts to make hospitals more sustainable, focusing on the benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology
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