2014 August

£20m in Government money available for energy efficient equipment

The electricity demand reduction (EDR) pilot scheme will provide organisations with financial support to install more efficient electrical equipment which reduces their peak electricity demand. Organisations that register, and whose projects qualify, will be invited to take part in a competitive auction. The first EDR Pilot auction is for a total of £10 million and […]

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Barts Health are the first NHS trust to achieve a new waste management standard

Barts Health NHS trust have become the 1st NHS trust in England to achieve the Carbon Trust Waste Standard. The standard, launched last year, aims to focus organisations to examine their resource use and environment impact, evaluating and measuring their use of the waste hierarchy. The trust, who disposes of 6,000 tonnes of waste a […]

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Hospitals powering London’s cabs with used cooking oil

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is helping to power the capital’s black cabs with used cooking oil from its kitchens. Each month the Trust supplies around 400 litres of used oil to Uptown Oil, based just one mile from Guy’s Hospital. It is then blended to make biofuel for the taxis, as well as for generators […]

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New scorecard to help sustainable procurement of food and catering supplies

The scorecard shows those buying food or catering services for the public sector how to evaluate the cost of services against other criteria such as sustainability. The scorecard can be used by buyers of food and catering services in the public sector. It helps evaluate a variety of criteria when making decisions about purchases and […]

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