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As part of World Green Building Week we have invited a panel of expert speakers to discuss how we can build a more sustainable NHS
Although the primary goal of our NHS is to protect people's health, it has been evident in the last five years that the NHS has a significant environmental effect. The healthcare system in the United Kingdom is projected to account for 4 to 5% of the country's carbon footprint.
The NHS is under increasing pressure to reduce its environmental effect. This is a particularly difficult undertaking because the NHS has Europe's largest and most complicated property portfolio (approximately 25 million square metres of floor space).
Many hospitals and health care facilities were established before World War II when sustainability was not a consideration in the planning and construction. Because of the historic infrastructure and structures, many of our current healthcare institutions are now facing challenges in fulfilling their sustainability objectives.
As part of World Green Building Week we have invited a panel of expert speakers to discuss how through collaboration and innovation we can both transform existing buildings and work together on shaping innovations in green construction for a greener future.