UK organisations could save over £400m a year by taking simple,
low-cost actions to improve the efficiency of their hot water
boilers, according to new guidance published today by the Carbon
Trust. New analysis by the Carbon Trust reveals that heating and hot
water accounts for over one third of UK organisations' energy
consumption and up to 60% of the carbon emissions from some UK
industrial processes, such as food production and laundering, where
demand for steam or hot water is high. However, it's possible to
cut heating costs by up to 30% by implementing some simple
boiler-related energy saving measures.
On the 28th March 2012
the NHS is holding a Day of Action on Sustainability. The organisers (University College
London Hospital (UCLH) and the NHS Sustainable Development Unit (SDU)) would
like health professionals across the UK to carry out a snap shot audit on energy
use in hospitals and clinics. It's easy to carry out, but it needs health
professionals in every Trust in the UK to take part.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change have published a series
of interactive maps. The maps bring together DECCs Local Authority
datasets into one place allowing users to view trends in fuel poverty,
energy use and energy efficiency measures.
DECC (the Department of Energy and Climate Change) has published an
interim report examining the issues around fuel poverty and how it
should be measured. See the PDF attached or visit the DECC website for information.
The NHS Sustainability Network meeting was held at GOSW in Bristol on 9 June 2010. The meeting covered the following topics, with guest speakers presenting information and answering questions (see below for links to presentations):
Use of natural resources assessments at South West PCTs- Steve Tribe and Suki Coe, The Audit
AMR - Collette Germon, Torbay Care Trust and Chris Cakebread
10:10 - Tim Nicholson, Project Manager, The Campaign for
Greener Healthcare Care
A presentation given by Steve Tribe and Suki Coe of the Audit Commission at the Sustainability Network meeting on 09 June 2010. It highlights the Audit Commission's sustainability ambitions, the Use of Resources KLOE and outcomes from South West PCTs. It also brings attention to key actions and partnership working that will benefit the PCTs, as well as case studies of high scoring organisations.
The world could start to run out of oil in the next ten years, sparking
soaring energy prices and a rush for even more polluting fossil fuels, an
influential new study by the UK Energy Research Council has warned. Click HERE to read the full article from the Telegraph on Thursday, 8 October 2009.
This year's theme is waste - to help people across
stop wasting their time, money and energy! Each day has been assigned a
mini-theme: Monday: Wasteful behaviour and Launch day; Tuesday: Warmer homes
day (Insulation); Wednesday: Smarter driving day (Transport); Thursday: Switch
off/turn down/turn off day; Friday: Buy better day. To find out what's happening in your area during the week, contact
the Energy Saving Trust advice centre on 0800 512 012.
This guide describes the obligations that come into force on 1 October 2008 for public authorities and institutions providing public services to a large number of people that occupy buildings (or parts of buildings that have been designed or altered to be used separately) where the total useful floor area of the building (or part that has been designed or altered to be used separately) exceeds 1000m2 and which is frequently visited by the public.
Encode 2006 – which comprises this document and a CD-ROM of resource materials – is the primary guidance on energy efficiency in healthcare facilities. It has been produced as a comprehensive guide to all issues relating to the procurement and management of energy in the NHS.