British Gas, working with NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and their energy consultant, Inspired Energy, has switched NHSPS' entire property portfolio to 100% renewable electricity That's 10% of the entire NHS estate – supplying 3,500 buildings.
The NHS is the UK’s biggest public greenhouse gas emitter and is currently responsible for around 4-5% of the UK’s carbon footprint. The switch to 100% certified renewable energy by 3,500 NHS buildings (covering mostly hospitals, health centres and GP surgeries), will play a key role in emissions reduction.
By making these sites more environmentally friendly, NHSPS will reduce CO2 by an estimated 40,000 tonnes per year.
The move comes at a time of major change and increasing demand for the NHS. In September 2019, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, said the NHS would be accelerating its efforts to tackle climate change with a series of co-ordinated measures to reduce its carbon output.
By promoting sustainable practices in all its buildings, NHSPS has made an unequivocal leap forward in its effort to tackle climate change, as well as reducing NHS operating and maintenance costs.
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