To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of issuing all hospitals an energy efficiency assessment and score.
All hospital buildings with an internal usable space over 250 metres square are required to have a Display Energy Certificate that identifies the energy intensity of the building. This is accompanied by a recommendation report updated every seven years which outlines how the energy efficiency of the building can be improved.
The National Health Service collects annual energy usage data for its sites through ERIC Estates Returns Information Collection. This data is fed into an internal system which allows organisations to compare their performance. The NHS is working to release additional tools which will help with the evaluation of buildings and improvements to reach net zero carbon. These will be announced in due course.