Greener Care Homes
The UK has pledged to be net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (Scotland has pledged 2045) which is part of the global requirement to limit the damaging effects of climate change. To reach these net zero targets, then we must establish a net zero economy. However, to create a net zero economy across the UK, all businesses will need to change how they operate.
Each business sector will, in turn, be encouraged to be actively greener in how they do business. It can seem over-whelming, particularly when we’ve had to deal with staffing shortages, pressures on finance on top of our day-to-day business of providing excellent care.However, as this agenda becomes more pressing, we will see this emerging in contracts from the NHS and other public bodies.
DCHC is going to be highlighting some simple tips and actions to help. Being greener can mean cost-savings and we all need these!
For a jargon demystifier – click here
Please also check out our Greener Care Guide.
Watch this space, there will be more tips added!
Sustainability Meetings / Webinars
Sustainability and Energy Meeting
25th October 2022:
Spectrum Group supplier, Maximeyes, gave a really interesting update on the energy and solar markets for DCHC at the sustainability meeting on 25th October. The meeting recording is available here. Key points were:
For those interested in solar, supply chain issues have eased a little but average lead time is about 3 - 4 months. There is a temporary tax relief, 'Super Deduction' available until the end March 2023.
Click to view the Sustainability and Energy PowerPoint Presentation.
25th August 2022:
Spectrum invited one of their preferred suppliers, Maximeyes, to host an open discussion with members, to discuss the energy crisis and market trends.
Here’s a few of the key points:
View the Spectrum Maximeyes Webinar Slideshow
DCHC Energy and Sustainability Session
29th June 2022: