New energy plan at St George’s Hospital can save up to £1m a year

St George’s Hospital in London has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in a deal that could reduce energy use by a quarter and cut more than 6,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. The deal involves a loan of £12m which will enable the installation of a range of new equipment. The energy saving […] the full article

Government publishes review of transport resilience to extreme weather

The transport resilience review is an independent study of all modes of transport and their ability to function in a wide range of extreme weather events. This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Transport in response to the extreme weather experienced during the winter of 2013 and 2014. The report: sets out […] the full article

PHE announces winning apps to improve health and wellbeing

Public Health England (PHE) has unveiled the three winners of the PHE Health X initiative, the first competition of its kind that will bring inspirational technology to the public. Nearly 150 entries were submitted before shortlisted applicants were asked to demonstrate their products to a Health X judging panel at a finalists’ event in London […] the full article

£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 […] the full article

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 […] the full article

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 […] the full article