Building a greener estate: laying the foundation for a net zero NHS

16 Jun 2022
Sustainable healthcare zone
Sustainable Healthcare

Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The NHS estate is responsible for the largest portion of service-related emissions, and a significant part of public sector building emissions, which means it presents a huge opportunity to lay a firm foundation of carbon reduction across the NHS.

This panel session will discuss the principles of embedding sustainability in the fabric of healthcare buildings and feature case studies on how estates and facilities teams across England are working to contribute to reaching net zero including recycling, reducing food waste, biodiversity, renewable energy, and electrifying our facilities fleet.

This session is part of the Sustainable Healthcare Zone, which is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Simon Corben, Head of Profession and Director of NHS Estates and Facilities - NHS England Commercial Directorate
Claire Igoe, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership Net Zero Lead and Head of Environmental Sustainability - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Mary Aladegbola, Specialist Net Zero Engineering Technical Advisor - NHS