NHS carbon emissions
The below diagram shows the elements that make up the NHS carbon emissions - the carbon "footprint".
"NHS Carbon Footprint" (shown by the green arrow) includes carbon emissions that are directly produced through the use of building energy, water, waste processes, anaesthetics, inhalers and business travel.
The "NHS Carbon Footprint PLUS" (shown by the blue arrow) includes the emissions associated with products and services that we purchase.
Core Carbon Emissions
In previous years, both the RD&E and NDHT made significant investments into energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures including: LED lighting, high efficiency and biomass boiler plant, Combined Heat and Power generation, insulation, upgrading and optimising ventilation plant and water saving technologies. These investments resulted in savings of 3,716 tonnes of CO2 per year.