Construction industry backs ‘National Retrofit Strategy’

The strategy calls for the government to invest an initial £5.3bn to help kickstart the retrofit market

NHS commits to becoming world’s first net zero national health system

The British healthcare system pledges to be carbon-neutral across its own operations by 2040

Newcastle hospitals cut 320 tonnes of CO2 emissions with virtual patient appointments

The new consultations have led to 1.2 million patient vehicle miles avoided, according to a report by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust unveils solar power plan to cut emissions

Half of Margate’s Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital will be powered with 1,200 solar panels

NHS Trust ‘to cut annual emissions by 7,712 tonnes across three key hospitals’

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which serves a population of around 736,700 people, has signed a deal with Veolia to implement a series of green upgrades across its estate

Sustainable laundry service Oxwash secures £1.4m investment

The company uses ozone generation technology typically used in hospital and spaceship sterilisation

Veolia to work with Rotherham Hospital to slash emissions and energy spend

The Energy Performance Contract is expected to save more than £1 million per year and cut 49,620 tonnes of carbon dioxide, partly through the installation of a new combined heat and power plant

New energy deal to see more than a tenth of NHS estate go 100% renewable

NHS Property Services, which makes up around 11% of the NHS, has announced new energy contracts with British Gas Business and Corona

NHS to step up climate action and drive towards net zero future

The health and care system in England is currently responsible for between 4% and 5% of the country’s total carbon footprint and the NHS itself notes climate change and harmful air pollution are inextricably linked

Asthma inhalers ‘as bad for the environment as eating meat’

Reserachers suggest switching to alternative, ‘greener’ inhalers would result in large carbon savings