Department of Health and Social Care: Carbon Emissions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2019 to Question 290332 on Department of Health and Social Care: Energy Supply, what initiatives are included in the on-going programme to reduce emissions; and what the timeframe is for the implementation of each of those initiatives.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department undertakes a rolling programme of initiatives to reduce emissions. This includes works to lighting, heating and ventilation systems and building energy systems. We do not have a timeframe for each individual initiative. A sample of some initiatives are listed in the following table:

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

Boiler optimisation, heating additive to improve efficiency, Smartcool (cooling optimisation)


Lighting upgrades including photo cell and passive infrared sensors, replacement LED lighting

Building Energy

Monthly energy consumption dashboard

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