Why is this HEAT target important?
A reduction in energy-based carbon dioxide emissions and in energy consumption will make a significant contribution towards the Scottish Government's aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 and the interim target of a 42 per cent reduction by 2020.
A reduction in energy consumption is also important in the context of increasing global fuel costs and the impact of the resulting cost increases on the delivery of core NHS services.
Both the efficiency target and carbon target are designed to not only achieve NHSScotland's contribution to the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 target but also ensure that NHSScotland continues to lead by example within the Public sector. This will ensure NHSScotland contributes to the Scottish Government's National Outcome to "reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production".
How are we performing?
Target due for delivery from 2010/11 through 2014/15
A HEAT Target has been agreed which commits NHSScotland to reduce energy-based carbon dioxide emissions and to continue a reduction in energy consumption over the 5-year period to 2014/15 at which time the target will be reviewed based upon performance to that time. This target is designed to ensure NHSScotland contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
The specific targets for NHSScotland are to reduce CO2 emissions from hospital sites for oil, gas, butane and propane usage based on a national average year-on-year reduction of 3% by 2014/15 as a milestone to the elimination of the use of fossil fuels by 2050; and NHSScotland to continue to reduce energy consumption based on a national average year-on-year energy efficiency target of 1% by 2014/15 as a milestone to achieving an overall improvement by 2050 of 30% on the comparative performance as at 2009/10.
Between 2009/10 and 2013/14, NHSScotland secured a 3.6% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 3.4% reduction in energy consumption. The tables below show energy consumption and CO2 emissions by NHS Board for 2013/14, along with each Board's baseline for 2009/10.
Climatically adjusted GJ per year by NHS Board, for 2009/10 and 2013/14
|NHS Board ||Energy 2009/10 ||Energy 2013/14 |
|NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN ||293,518 ||279,868 |
|NHS BORDERS ||95,061 ||85,763 |
|NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY ||163,120 ||149,317 |
|NHS FIFE ||448,378 ||400,461 |
|NHS FORTH VALLEY ||293,903 ||263,362 |
|NHS GRAMPIAN ||762,096 ||782,108 |
|NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE ||1,734,870 ||1,716,883 |
|NHS HIGHLAND ||290,264 ||276,793 |
|NHS LANARKSHIRE ||344,302 ||318,920 |
|NHS LOTHIAN ||827,579 ||782,769 |
|NHS ORKNEY ||15,972 ||12,874 |
|NHS SHETLAND ||13,946 ||13,729 |
|NHS TAYSIDE ||625,291 ||613,761 |
|NHS WESTERN ISLES ||36,595 ||37,426 |
|NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE ||136,943 ||145,601 |
|STATE HOSPITAL ||45,945 ||37,897 |
|NHSSCOTLAND ||6,127,784 ||5,917,531 |
Climatically adjusted tonnes of CO2 emissions per year by NHS Board, for 2009/10 and 2013/14
|NHS Board ||CO2 emissions 2009/10 ||CO2 emissions 2013/14 |
|NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN ||10,704 ||8,957 |
|NHS BORDERS ||3,358 ||2,919 |
|NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY ||5,251 ||4,758 |
|NHS FIFE ||14,900 ||13,856 |
|NHS FORTH VALLEY ||9,723 ||8,714 |
|NHS GRAMPIAN ||31,529 ||32,245 |
|NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE ||60,125 ||61,762 |
|NHS HIGHLAND ||14,497 ||13,873 |
|NHS LANARKSHIRE ||11,695 ||10,558 |
|NHS LOTHIAN ||27,206 ||25,321 |
|NHS ORKNEY ||844 ||640 |
|NHS SHETLAND ||400 ||430 |
|NHS TAYSIDE ||21,772 ||21,226 |
|NHS WESTERN ISLES ||1,977 ||2,025 |
|NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE ||4,400 ||4,744 |
|STATE HOSPITAL ||2,437 ||823 |
|NHSSCOTLAND ||220,817 ||212,852 |
NHS CEL 2 (2012) - A Policy on Sustainable Development for NHSScotland
HFS Energy - HEAT Target - 4th Quarter Report 2013/14
2010-11 Annual National Environment Report
State of the NHSScotland Estate Report for 2013
State of the NHSScotland Estate Report for 2012
State of the NHSScotland Estate Report for 2011
Related National Outcomes
- Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs
- We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production