This technical guidance will support the development of sustainable, resilient, and energy efficient buildings that meet the needs of patients now and in the future.
Developed together with healthcare, industry, and sustainability partners, the Standard will support the NHS to get ready for and align with UK Government building requirements, as well as meet its commitments to deliver a net zero health service by 2045. The NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to becoming net zero in response to the profound threat to health presented by climate change.
While the approach to managing whole life carbon in the Standard is relevant to all healthcare buildings, the Standard will apply to all investments in new buildings and upgrades to existing facilities that are subject to HM Treasury business case approval process and are at pre-strategic outline business case approval stage from 1 October 2023 onwards. This will result in reduced carbon emissions and incremental improvements in the NHS building stock, ensuring consistency, standardisation, and equity across the NHS estate over time.
The Standard will be periodically updated in collaboration with NHS organisations, partners, and suppliers, to ensure it remains current and relevant, as technology and modern methods of construction advance and evolve.
Please take a look at the Standard and supporting documents: NHS England » NHS Net Zero Building Standard If you have technical questions regarding the Standard, please contact the NHS National Estates and Facilities Sustainability team: email@example.com