Low to zero carbon healthcare, How are your emissions?. Chris Holme, Principal Engineer DH Estates & Facilities Division. Understanding the progress to Carbon. Therms / Kwh. Kwh. Understanding the progress to Carbon. Carbon Dioxide 1Kg CO 2 = 0.273 Kg Carbon Methane Nitrous Oxide
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Low to zero carbon healthcare, How are your emissions?
DH Estates & Facilities Division.
Therms / Kwh
1Kg CO2 = 0.273 Kg Carbon
Fluorinated Gases (3)
PFC, SF6, & HFC
These make up the “Basket of six” gases within the Kyoto Protocol (2005)
Within the NHS there is also a growing awareness of the indirect carbon impact that healthcare can generate
Pharmaceuticals, Food, Laundry, Waste
Direct Carbon savings
Care for the environment
No direct cost
Maintain efficiency: inspect, monitor, control
Raise awareness: campaign, support and supervise
Change practice: procurement, co-ordination, timings
Improve technology: review, appraise, evaluate
Minor improvements: invest, re-invest
Low carbon opportunities: wind, solar, local initiatives
Assess, evaluate and initiate.
Use re-development schemes
Assess by carbon improvement/saving
Now moving into phase three.
Based on the electrical consumption (half hourly metered) and over 6,000 MWh per annum.
A voluntary agreement to improve the procurement standards and energy efficiency of equipment.
1% energy reduction per annum from 2008 to 2017
Using public sector as exemplar bodies
EPBD2 currently being considered by EU parliament and UK Gov’t.
and nearly £16 million revenue per annum
Chris Holme, Principal Engineer