The NHS aims to be the world’s first net zero national health service. Two clear targets have been set: 1) reach net zero across Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2040 and 2) achieve Scope 3 emissions by 2045. But building a net zero NHS is a huge undertaking – and it’s far from the only focus area right now.
Coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHS has to tackle significant backlogs that were caused by lockdown. It’s faced with widespread staff shortages, which MPs are referring to as the worst workforce crisis the NHS has ever faced. Funding shortfalls have been a problem for years, but rising costs are putting budgets under even more pressure. And ageing infrastructure that's in desperate need of repairs undermine efforts to transform the health service.
Against this backdrop, how can you prioritise decarbonisation in your NHS trust? In our new briefing paper, we explore:
Hospital estates that fall behind on the net zero journey early on could struggle to get back on track, and many are already running this risk. Complete the form to download your briefing paper and learn about the practical steps you can take right now to keep your decarbonisation plans on track.
We've got a proud history of partnering with NHS Trusts to deliver energy projects that align with their cost, resilience and decarbonisation goals. Take a look below at a few examples of our success stories.
New energy centre saves £15 million in energy costs.
Using CHP to cut carbon emissions by up to 25% .
Delivering renewable electricity for 3,500 buildings.
Delivering a £4.7 million energy upgrade at Hereford County Hospital.
£7 million investment across five sites will help to cut energy costs by 17%.
Delivering £1.6 million energy infrastructure improvements at Whiston Hospital
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