Net Zero Block 1 Seminars

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Delivering 80% reduction in carbon emissions between 2028 and 2032 and 100% by 2040

The national policy pace of change to drive down carbon emissions has accelerated in recognition of the climate crisis and is seeking action now. This has resulted in NHS targets to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon emissions between 2028 and 2032 and 100% by 2040.
- Here we will explain the Trust Green Plan and use of the current EPC project, coupled with the attractiveness of the Salix Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund (PSDS) enabling the Trust to refresh the technology in order to meet these targets

• Commercial Consideration
o Governance/ procurement and route to market
- Here we will explain the route map, to align the supply chain with the Trusts procurement, financial and estates teams
- We will explain the approach on how we created "Shovel ready" projects in time for the PSDS time constraints

• Hospital stakeholder benefits
o Hospital user benefits
- Here we will explain the benefits to the Hospital users due to the "whole building approach" being taken. This provides improved weather envelope and insulation and windows to improve the patients and visitors experience.
- We will explain the visual impact this has on the Hospital drawing interest and educating the staff and visitors on East Sussex Trust are doing to achieve Carbon Neutral status

• Technical solution
o How to achieve a Carbon Neutral status by 2040
- Here we will explain the use of Low Carbon technology and supporting measures, whilst balancing the impact to the Hospital electrical infrastructure capitalising on an ever-greening national grid.
• Reduce reliance on Gas for heat
• Reducing the grid reliance by installing solar PV and to mitigate higher utility costs
• Satisfying the requirements of the Salix fund award criteria metrics £325/tCO2
• Satisfying N+1 resilience
• Effectively managing and monitoring performance data


  • Chris Hodgson Director of Estates and Facilities - East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Digital Twins and Smart Buildings: a Practical Demonstration

The NHS and healthcare providers can reap huge benefits from Digital Twins and Smart Buildings in their drive for net zero carbon emissions.

Using a healthcare project case study, Jason Whittall, Director, and Shelby Green, Associate, from ONE Creative environments (ONE), will provide a practical demonstration. This will show how ONE's innovative approach has combined Building Information Models (BIM) with the Internet of Things (IoT) to create easy-to-use and visually intelligent tools that drive insight into a facility's operation and performance.

The session will look at and explain:
• What is a digital twin?
• What makes a building smart?
• Why digitising your assets can unlock access to greater insights, data and analytics and support your journey to Net-Zero carbon emissions.

Through the practical demonstration of a healthcare project case study, the demonstrator will also help you to understand how Digital Twins can further benefit: the NHS, operators, owners, patients and wider society, providing additional opportunities for efficiencies and savings, while reducing risk and enhancing wellness.

The presentation will illustrate the importance and impact of utilising real-time data streams to support the efficient and safe operation of healthcare facilities and the ability to make meaningful interventions. Examples include:

• Critical asset performance monitoring
• Understanding building occupation (rooms, desks, beds)
• Monitoring indoor air quality
• Managing risks to safeguard occupants and property
• Energy management.

Integrated data and visual intelligence are really important aspects of managing the modern built environment efficiently, especially with increased demand for public services, pressure on budgets, the drive for net-zero carbon and data for public good. You cannot manage what you cannot measure!