The Edge Efficiency team has extensive experience of working within the health sector to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Our health sector services for existing buildings are based on a three-stage process:
- Site survey – to understand baseline building energy performance
- Options appraisal – based on client priorities, quick wins and budget constraints
- Detailed implementation plan, with projected costings, payback and energy/carbon savings
Recent projects include developing and implementing a Trust-wide Carbon Management Strategy for a North West NHS Trust. Working with their internal teams, we established energy priorities across the estate and steered the investment of £600,000 to ensure optimal outcomes and carbon savings.
We also led a project on behalf of the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) Council to review performance on energy and carbon across NHS England buildings. This appraisal highlighted at strategic, national and local levels, the differential performance of Trusts. It identified where individual Trusts can make not only ‘quick wins,’ but where long term management strategies, based on agreed investment and payback considerations, could lead to significant financial savings. The report identified in excess of £47m of ‘quick win’ savings.
We have also acted as embedded sustainability advisors on a range of health centres across the UK, advising on the best approach to delivering low-energy new buildings, and securing a range of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ facilities.