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Managing resource use

Green lightbulbWe work to reduce the impact of our resource use on the environment in four main areas:

  • Energy and Carbon
  • Waste
  • Water
  • IT and telephony

Energy and carbon savings

To reduce carbon dioxide and other green house gas emissions:

Our commitment

  • Minimise resource use through efficient and innovative technology and upgrading of the Trust’s estate
  • Monitor, measure and report on energy use to improve understanding of consumption and promote efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation, such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

How we’ll achieve it

  • Install energy monitors on high consumption equipment
  • Install motion sensors for lighting across the Trust
  • Invest in energy saving refurbishment projects

How we’ll measure it

  • Overall carbon emissions for the Trust (based on direct emissions)
  • Sub-metering in key areas
  • Energy consumed per member of staff per year
  • Measurement of transportation and supply chain emissions

Minimise waste

To promote the appropriate use of resources and reduction of waste:

Our commitment

  • Reduce the resources we use
  • Promote the re-use of materials
  • Increase recycling across the Trust
  • Promote correct segregation and waste disposal

How we’ll achieve it

  • Improve awareness about responsible use of resources
  • Find innovative ways to re-use unwanted materials
  • Divert all of our general waste from landfill
  • Introduce recycling facilities in all areas

How we’ll measure it

  • Percentage of overall waste recycled
  • Regular auditing of all waste streams
  • Percentage of waste diverted from landfill
  • Monthly waste volumes per hospital site

Water conservation

To promote efficient use and innovative solutions for water conservation:

Our commitment

  • Minimise water use through efficient technology and upgrade of the Trust estate
  • Monitor, measure and report on water use to improve understanding of consumption and promote efficiency 

How we’ll achieve it

  • Water-saving devices installed as standard in refurbishments and new-builds

 How we’ll measure it

  • Water used per member of staff per year
  • Water used per square meter per year

Effective Information Technology and Telephony

To improve the efficiency and reliability of information technology:

Our commitment

  • Provide technical solutions and support to reduce energy and material use
  • Prioritise IT&T solutions that save resources and promote efficiency of use
  • Recognise the role of IT&T in enabling sustainability

How we’ll achieve it

  • Centralised shut down of idle PCs after specified periods of inactivity
  • Development of energy efficient data centres
  • Increased use of IT&T solutions to reduce materials such as paper and printer toner

How we’ll measure it

  • Sub-metering of data centres, communications rooms and other high energy use areas
  • Monitoring of energy consumed per member of staff per year
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