The EMA Magazine I September-October 2018

FIONA DALY National Sustainability Lead at NHS Improvement

In 2016/17, the NHS in England spent £628m on utilities; £544m on energy and a further £84m on water. Responding to these challenges, however, presents exciting opportunities for NHS energy managers and those working across industry.

The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges; from an increase in demand on its services — the NHS sees a million patients every 36 hours and today carries out 40% more operations than they did a decade ago — to the significant financial challenges it faces.

The estate housing this critical clinical infrastructure spans across 26 million square meters and is formed of more than 1,200 hospital sites, 7,600 GP practices and 100 independent provider sites. With an estimated value of £42bn; 18% of sites pre-date 1948 and almost the same again is being built between 2005 and 2014. This portfolio has an equally challenging backlog maintenance bill of £5.3bn.

In 2016/17, the NHS in England spent £628m on utilities; £544m on energy and a further £84m on water. Responding to these challenges, however, presents exciting opportunities for NHS energy managers and those working across industry.

Whether that be through reducing demand; maximising the use of technologies, improving BEMS controls and considering whole life costing during procurement to building onsite power generation capacity, or standardising Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and onsite renewable generation, the energy managers need to have the skills and knowledge to push these projects successfully through their organisations.

The articles in this issue provide helpful tips on the journey to creating healthy, sustainable and resilient estates.

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