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Practical resilience to climate change.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20597384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With the NHS generating around 18 million tonnes of carbon and CO2 annually, estates personnel face a considerable challenge in meeting tough Government and EU energy reduction targets while maintaining patient safety/comfort amid predictions of, for instance, hotter summers. A three-year research project, which builds on the conclusions of two recent academic papers examining low energy design and refurbishment strategies for NHS buildings, and the opportunities for low energy ventilation and cooling, is investigating practical ways to adapt the NHS Retained Estate to increase its climate change resilience while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health estate     Volume:  64     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Estate     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888268     Medline TA:  Health Estate     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-56     Citation Subset:  H    
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Climate Change*
Conservation of Energy Resources* / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Great Britain
Hospital Design and Construction*
Hospitals, Public
State Medicine

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