The UK’s healthcare sector spends more than £400 million per year on energy. And the high degree of energy waste is testing healthcare’s already stretched budgets.
With round-the-clock heating and lighting demands, plus the increased use of specialist medical equipment that relies on electricity, healthcare is a significant – and growing – contributor to UK CO2 emissions.
Benefits of reducing energy use in the healthcare sector:
- Meet environmental targets
Large hospitals can reduce their financial burden under the Carbon Reduction Commitment, and the NHS as a whole can meet its targets under the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy.
- Ease stretched budgets
- Improve patient comfort and well-being
Intelligent lighting and heating schemes can remove issues of unpleasant overheating or glare from lighting.