A list of successful projects, that will share £50 million capital funding was published in November 2013.
The funding will support new and innovative projects to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and increase resilience to climate change as set out in the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy for England (CRS).
The provision of NHS healthcare services is highly specialised and energy intensive. The NHS has one of the largest estates in Europe, covering 6,886 hectares of land with 28 million square metres of floor space. Energy consumption cost a reported £583 million in 2011 to 2012, making energy consumption a major consideration for NHS organisations in terms of budget.