The Big Green Bundle is a great tool to help engage people with reducing carbon
emissions. Developed by the Low Carbon Partnership in
Cheltenham, it brings together all of the best practice guidance of in-house
staff engagement campaigns which will support you in reducing CO2 emissions. It categorises people, for example, into ‘concerned consumers’ and
‘honestly disengaged’ and identifies the techniques which best work with each
group of people. It is a generic tool, but will work in healthcare organisations. Take a look at the "Big Green Bundle".
The next in a series of NHS Sustainable Development
Unit (SDU) workshops exploring ways of delivering a more sustainable health
service. The event will be held at
the engineering consultants Buro Happold - 71 Newman Street, W1T 1PD.
has been another important update to the CRC. The latest simplified guidance from the Environment Agency
highlights the steps required before allowances can be surrendered at the end of
July. Each of the steps depend on the earlier steps being completed and
some of these may take some time so we recommend you complete this by the 16th
July to allow for any delays in the system. Take a look at the summary of steps.
Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) has won the Environmental
Practice Award at the 2011 Health Business Awards. The 5th annual Awards,
announced at the Emirates Stadium, London on 8th December, recognise excellence
and best practice within the NHS.
The third annual NHS Sustainable Development 2012: Delivering the Sustainable Healthcare System
will take stock of the NHS Sustainable Development Strategy, progress
to date in the achievement of Carbon Reductions, whilst also identifying
areas for concern, discussing the solutions sought and the challenges
ahead in the creation of the Sustainable Healthcare System.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published (12.01.12) a new draft of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme allocation
regulations. There are three key points of interest: 1. Dates for purchase and allocation of allowances; 2. Price of allowances and 3.Fees
The Department for Energy and Climate Change is boosting the Salix interest free loans fund by £20 million pounds.
The additional cash injection is to support more public sector energy efficiency projects. These loans must be agreed by the end of March 2012. Salix interest free loans help to remove the barrier of having to find
capital to pay for energy efficiency measures at a time of
The loans are provided for energy efficiency projects that pay for
themselves within five years through lower energy bills. Repayments are
made from the money saved on bills, and once the loan has been repaid
the organisation will continue to benefit from the low carbon equipment
and the savings it delivers.
The new money is estimated to fund energy efficiency projects that
deliver savings of around £46million on bills and 210,000 tonnes of
Interested public sector organisations need to apply to Salix Finance Ltd.
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