NHS England commits to net-zero emissions by 2040 Last week the NHS announced its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, and net zero within its supply chain by 2045. The full report can be found here: Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service. The report outlines both the direction […]
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Carbon Architecture have successfully secured over £850k of funding to replace the lighting at a London NHS Trust. The majority of lighting at an acute London hospital will be replaced by eco-friendly LED fittings by the end of Summer 2020, saving the equivalent of 800 homes’ electricity use. Carbon Architecture […]
Kingston Hospital, one of our clients has been featured in EMA magazine. The article describes many of the challenges facing the Trust and highlights findings from several Carbon Architecture reports. Carbon Architecture are continuing to work with the Trust to help reduce energy use through implementation of an eSight EMS system. […]
Gas metering installations have configuration requirements that if not followed can lead to inaccuracies in reporting. With ever increasing utility costs, carbon taxes and resource scarcity the importance of utility metering is now greater than ever. However correctly metering utilities within a site is more complex that generally thought. Whether it […]
Steam metering installations have specific installation requirements that if not followed can lead to inaccuracies in readings and poor reporting With ever increasing utility costs, carbon taxes and resource scarcity the importance of utility metering is now greater than ever. However correctly metering utilities within a manufacturing site is more […]
The Medium Combustion Plant Directive or MCPD (2015/2193) will pass into UK Law on the 19th of December 2017. It will apply to all operators and owners of combustion plant rated between 1 MW and 50 MW thermal input. For existing plant it doesn’t apply until 2024 (or 2029) depending on […]
Two of Carbon Architectures NHS clients have received awards for sustainability reporting from NHS England. NHS England, HFMA and the NHS Sustainability Development Unit teamed up to award 40 Trusts nationwide for excellent sustainability reporting with two of Carbon Architecture’s clients receiving awards. Further information on the awards can be […]
Dan Jackson examines the story behind the latest NHS ‘Estates Return Information Collection’ (ERIC) report and discovers how benchmarking success is proving enlightened for energy managers The Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) is the main central data collection for hospital estates and facilities services from the NHS. It’s a resource […]
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has scooped the Energy Champion Public Sector Award at the annual Excel London event. The award was presented to Petros Antoniou, Project Manager and Sustainability Lead at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust (photo right) by Lord Redesdale (centre) and Carbon Architecture Managing Director, Will Todd […]
Will Todd shares his perspective on Carbon Tax changes
Richard McCann discovers how big energy users such as the NHS are meeting financial pressures through rigorous external audit and control…
The UK government is currently consulting on proposals to reform business energy efficiency taxes. As part of its response to the consultation on behalf of its clients and associates, Carbon Architecture are keen to hear views about the current energy regime and the potential impact of reforms. The answers will be collated and a response provided to DECC on behalf of the respondent group.
2 minute video introducing the InMetriks tool
The function of a steam boiler is to reliably deliver dry saturated steam at the desired quantity and pressure, not a mixture of steam and water.
Carbon Architecture have just secured a contract which will see them acting as technical partners to the Carbon and Energy Fund, a partnership with the NHS, set up to reduce the carbon footprint of hospital buildings.
Coming in our next installments will be a guide to steam systems design
How do I calculate carbon emissions from fuel, electricity and transport?
Well its actually quite simple in many cases. Defra / DECC publish a spreadsheet detailing commonly required emissions factors.
The Challenge Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust operates across two main sites at Queen’s and King George hospitals serving a population of around 700,000 making it one of the largest acute hospital trusts in England. The trust has two combined heat and power plants, large boilers and […]