A Service User Approach to Zero Carbon

Time: 10:10 - 10:30

Date: 9 June 2022

9-june-2022 10:10 9-june-2022 10:30 Europe/London A Service User Approach to Zero Carbon

In 2020, The NHS declared its journey to net zero vision. This ambitious vision includes mile-stone targets for an 80% reduction in the carbon footprint by 2028-2032 and a 100% reduction in the carbon footprint by 2040 (net zero carbon performance). Achieving these targets demands that we collaborate, acting now, acting decisively, and acting correctly…. Read more »

Design in Mental Health

Synopsis

In 2020, The NHS declared its journey to net zero vision. This ambitious vision includes mile-stone targets for an 80% reduction in the carbon footprint by 2028-2032 and a 100% reduction in the carbon footprint by 2040 (net zero carbon performance). Achieving these targets demands that we collaborate, acting now, acting decisively, and acting correctly.

This is a great ambition, and it must be delivered whilst maintaining a service user first approach to care. Based on feedback from service users given in the 2021 Design in Mental Health Conference, the environmental conditions within rooms has a pronounced effect on their well-being, health and recovery.

It is therefore essential that any energy and carbon reduction measures are not introduced to the detriment of maintaining consistent environmental conditions.

This presentation will discuss this topic and present engineering analysis results of the affect to standard bedroom arrangements, covering the following:

  • energy consumption
  • carbon emissions
  • capital costs
  • operational costs
  • intelligent systems
  • asset management
  • MMC
  • Prefabrication
  • digitalisation

The aim will be to demonstrate how each arrangement and solution perform against compliant benchmark environmental conditions.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review of room environmental conditions that affect patient health
  2. Understanding of the building services requirements to achieve optimum room environments for service user health and recovery
  3. How to achieve zero carbon emissions in mental health buildings.

 

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