In addition to creating the FM strategy, LCMB undertook a due diligence review of UCLH’s sustainability performance and governance processes. The initial review analysed the organisation’s performance in reducing energy use and waste against their estate targets and compared this to best in class performance across the NHS. The due diligence analysis identified a number of practical steps that UCLH could take to reduce cost and improve energy and waste performance across the estate.
These included plans focused on:
- Employee engagement
- Variance reporting
- Supply chain performance
- Risk management
These plans formed the basis of the refreshed Sustainability Strategy. LCMB were also able to help accelerate the initial implementation of the strategy by offering UCLH interim sustainability management support while they recruited their full-time team.
Based on the due diligence review, LCMB developed invest to save business cases detailing where investments in UCLH’s buildings and infrastructure would make economic sense in terms of payback and return on investment. These projects included:
- Optimising the Building Management System (BMS) strategy at the Macmillan Cancer Centre
- Adjusting cooling set points in IT hub rooms to optimise for energy and resilience
- Re-commissioning of electrical sub-meters at University College Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)
- Commissioning of a new BMS at the NHNN
- Undertaking feasibility work to introduce an estate wide energy management system