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
11:20 am - 11:40 am

Pilot Project to develop real time energy and carbon savings, a tool that captures Scope 1,2 and 3 and tracks carbon emissions against the Trust plan to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040

Rotherham has recently installed a multi technology estate wide energy project that includes on site-generation, energy efficiency and battery storage. The Estates team are using CEF Contract and Performance Assurance and its bespoke AttesPro software.
This system is currently in operation across 60 hospitals which extracts information from Measured Data Points, CEF currently collects 1,420 channels of data each transmitting at HH intervals, processing circa 25 million individual data values a year in its existing contracts. Data is scaled and checked against the contractual energy requirements, errors identified, corrections and missing data identified and stored to a verified database to be used for performance analysis. This is presented in a dashboard showing Ing the essential project information and the progress of the Trust in achieving it’s 2040 plan.
Whilst achieving Scope 1 and 2 targets Rotherham are seeking to co-develop the tool in a way that will be made available to all Trusts to monitor and report Scope 1, 2, and 3 and implement plans that can be managed through live data monitoring and understanding.
The Trust is seeking for the benefit of all to co-create and assess real time energy and Carbon savings so we as Estates professionals can best manage the ever-changing carbon intensity of the National Grid. This will ensure the best real time carbon savings are achieved within our existing cost envelope.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust seek to talk at IHEEM for discuss the progress of the project and understand the requirements of its fellow IHEEM members to be incorporated to create a tool that works for all.


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!