Renewable energy sources
UHD has always been at the forefront of design innovation, continually seeking the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly building techniques to deliver long-term sustainability for all our medical centre developments and the healthcare professionals who occupy them.
UHD will only be using renewable energy sources for all future developments. Renewable or 'green energy' not only reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, it also means our buildings will be more sustainable with lower energy costs and will make a significant contribution to breathing cleaner air. Solar panels and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) are already in use in our developments and we will be looking to new building design innovations and renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal and air source heating, wind power, biomass energy and hydropower, on a scheme by scheme basis.
We also constantly update and review our existing portfolio and where appropriate will look to retrofit new innovations to enhance energy efficiency as a part of our ongoing and continual improvement policy.
Net-carbon zero buildings
It is our pledge for all future medical centre developments to be net-carbon zero. This means that greenhouse gas emissions will be minimised at all stages of our development process, including in manufacturing processes, during construction and throughout the occupation of our buildings.
Any carbon emissions that occur will be balanced by climate-positive initiatives so that the net carbon footprint over time is zero.
UHD is proud to be part of the climate action initiative and advancing net carbon zero by taking action now to decarbonise the built environment.
Lower running costs through energy efficiency
The energy-efficiency of our buildings is always key to delivering the best outcome for our GP, CCG and NHS clients.
UHD continually seeks out the most innovative buidling techniques to improve the experience for health service providers and patients by creating comfortable, secure, well lit spaces with fresh filtered air and advanced infection control systems, and importantly with reduced running costs through renewable energy sources and innovative technologies. UHD is committed to contributing to a greener future.
Because UHD use a traditional bank funding route with no venture capital and no external shareholders, we are able to deliver a higher upfront investment creating buildings that go above and beyond the industry standard, ensuring maximum efficiency, reducing running costs and with buildings that are built to last.