Powerpoint presentation by Howard Jones, Director of Estates & Facilities, Royal United Hospital, Bath, given at the NHS Sustainability Network meeting on 14 June 2012.
The presentation covers a range of sustainability projects undertaken at the RUH, including CHP, LED lighting, recycling and the new NICU building.
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.
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.
In late June, DECC announced a number of proposals for
simplifying the CRC, following a consultation earlier in the year. This
webinar will summarize the changes, and discuss how they are likely to
affect CRC participants. The webinar will take place at 3pm, and you will need to sign up for a (free) 2degrees account. Visit the 2degrees website for more information.
Proposals to make the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme simpler, easier and more straightforward have been outlined. The proposals will be formally consulted on early next year but comments from participants are encouraged now.
The Carbon and Energy Fund is a new £100M+ fund that is the natural sucessor to the Energy and Sustainability fund. It exists to fund and support
projects in the NHS that meet a certain level of carbon savings per
£1000 of investment required.
Update presentation from Lynn Gibbons, given at the NHS Sustainability Network meeting in Bristol on 01 June 2011. The update covers an introduction to the 2degrees website, outcomes from the Climate Adaptation and Health event, the HSJ awards and other upcoming events.
Presentation from Simon Richards,Environmental and Energy Improvement Co-ordinator from Avon and Somerset Fire Service, given at the NHS Sustainability meeting in Bristol on 01 June 2011. The presentation covers the work being undertaken across the service to reduce energy, carbon, waste and environmental impacts, as well as to better support community and local development work. The presentation has been converted into a PDF, but if you would like a powerpoint version of any of the slides, please contact Lynn Gibbons.