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In order to encourage the sustainable procurement of goods and services in all premises and across the organisation, NHS Property Services works in partnership with our suppliers, stakeholders and communities to consider the social, economic, environmental and ethical impact of our procurement techniques and processes.

Sustainability criteria is applied alongside value for money considerations in central purchasing. A selection of our sustainability principles include:

  • Expectation that sustainable development principles (whole life costing) are embedded in core business
  • Contract assessment criteria on sustainable development principles
  • Utilisation of ‘Government’s Quick Wins’ to improve sustainable procurement for NHS Property Services
  • Driving of efficiencies through our bulk purchasing power and the Government Procurement Service
  • Reusing, refurbishing and recycling

Energy Saving Guidance

With over 3000 properties and 5000 employees, we have a responsibility (and legal requirement with increasing legislation) towards reducing the environmental impact of our buildings and creating awareness amongst our people to help us do this.

On World Environment Day 2019, we pledged towards five key goals:

To do this, we need the help of our tenants since the majority of energy used in a building is dictated by their actions. You can help reduce your impact by:

  • Turning off lights when leaving a room and at the end of the day
  • Turning off PCs, monitors and all chargers when not in use
  • Turning off all equipment when not in use
  • When heating or cooling a room, close the windows
  • Closing window coverings at night to keep room temperature stable
  • Ensuring that you do not have heating and cooling on at the same time and that they are set to comfortable levels
  • Implementing a building/area shut down procedure so at the end of the day everything is turned off before you leave

To find out more about your buildings energy performance or to get involved in energy efficiency please contact

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) on how it should be performing and is valid for 10 years.

A copy of the EPC for your building can be made available upon request to our Customer Support Centre.