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Fairfield General Hospital cuts carbon with Cogenco CHP

Fairfield General Hospital, in Bury, Greater Manchester, is to cut carbon emissions by some 700 tonnes per year, following the installation of a new CHP (combined heat and power) plant, supplied and commissioned by Cogenco. The CHP unit forms part of a new gas-powered hot water system that will replace the hospital’s ageing coal-fired steam […] the full article

Sustainability interventions – call for evidence

Have you got some great sustainability ideas that are working well and you would like to share? Did you measure the impact the interventions had and would they work elsewhere? The SDU are starting a project to summarise sustainability interventions looking at environmental, social and financial impacts. If you have good evidence on some sustainability […] the full article

The NHS could save millions by reducing waste

The NHS could save millions of pounds by reducing waste according to a recent report from WRAP – a government funded organisation who promote recycling and waste reduction. The scale of the opportunities highlighted in the report range from millions of pounds (for re-use options) up to tens of millions (for better hand cleaning and […] the full article

Save the date – Route Map event 29 Jan 2015 – Leeds

The first Route Map event for 2015 will be held on Thursday 29 January in Leeds. Route Map events are held twice a year and are networking events for those involved in, or interested in, sustainability in the health and care system. They create an opportunity to meet up and discuss issues and hear about […] the full article

Join AquaMark® – Britain’s only fully grant-funded water benchmarking project

AquaMark® is the UK’s National Water Benchmarking Project, set to provide over 500 different building benchmark classifications to private and public sector organisations throughout the UK. The ground-breaking scheme is the largest and most ambitious analysis of building water usage to have been undertaken, putting Britain at the forefront of commercial water benchmarking. We need […] the full article

Barts Health NHS Trust to partner with Trakeo

Recently Barts Health NHS Trust in partnership with UK based supply chain sustainability software provider Trakeo began a project to develop the Trakeo Sustainability Resource Planning tool to map the sustainability characteristics from the trust’s procurement supply chain. This project will allow the trust to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted from the products they […] the full article