OnGen for NHS Trusts
Sustainability runs through the core of the NHS’ Long-Term plan, with the UK and devolved governments having set targets of net zero by 2050 or sooner. There is growing and compelling evidence of the health impacts of climate change and air pollution, which is linked to fatal conditions like heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. Academics have linked high pollution days with hundreds of extra out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and hospital admissions for stroke and asthma.
The changing climate is leading to more frequent heatwaves and extreme weather events such as flooding, including the potential spread of infectious diseases to the UK. Almost 900 people were killed by last summer’s heatwaves, while nearly 18 million patients go to a GP practice in an area that exceeds the World Health Organisation’s air pollution limit. As a result of this, the NHS has become the world’s first national health system to commit to become ‘carbon net zero’ by 2040, backed by clear deliverables and milestones.
The NHS has already made significant decarbonisation progress, but as the largest employer in Britain, responsible for around 4% of the nation’s carbon emissions, the NHS must be a major part of the solution if the country is to succeed with overarching climate goals.
With large estates, it can be hard to know where to start or which projects to prioritise. That’s where OnGen comes in. OnGen’s unique software suite equips organisations with the tools and knowledge needed to choose the best green energy improvements for your organisation.
OnGen’s cost-effective pricing plan allows organisations to look across their site portfolios to find the best energy efficiency improvements, onsite renewable technologies and renewable grid-supplied energy contracts. By examining your entire portfolio, it will become clear which projects are most beneficial for not only carbon reduction, but also cost saving.
OnGen clearly paves the way to net-zero energy, with a three-step process.