care homes

Adopting sustainable practices for the good of the environment and communities

Sustainable care homes on the rise

Being sustainable is not only about how we are treating our environment but also how we treat those within it. Care homes serve the fundamental purpose of looking after those that are vulnerable, therefore it is their duty to do so sustainably. The pandemic caused major disruptions and stress to care homes, forcing a new heightened level of care to keep all residents and staff safe, and a need for transparency.

3 top causes of emissions in care homes







Average care home emissions

By analysing trends and data through Zellar Panorama, a

UK care homes on average emits 31.5 tonnes of CO2

through their electricity and gas consumption per year.

10 football pitches

would be needed to absorb this amount each year, based on the average annual Woodland Carbon Code sequestration rate (across 100 years). (1)

What is a sustainable care home

Many care homes are investing in new sustainable technologies such as solar panels, eco bathroom appliances, LED bulbs, and sensor lighting in the hope to minimise their impact on the environment and reduce their overheads. They are also taking strides to better insulate their buildings to help reduce the amount of energy used for heating and ensure that their boilers are serviced regularly and working to full capacity. 

Why is sustainability so important to care homes?

It is important for care homes to be sustainable for the environment as well as for everyone living there too. 

With many people living under one roof it can be difficult to implement sustainable practices such as turning off lights when necessary, especially if some are physically unable to.

How Zellar helps care homes

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Customised roadmaps:

There is a programme unique to care homes, providing benchmarks, insights, behaviours, investments, and local offsets.

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All in one place:

Care home owners can access all the key components that make up their sustainability programme in one place.

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One annual payment:

We’re making sustainability accessible and affordable for all care homes with pricing starting at £125 per annum.

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How does it work:

A simple sign-up process, leads care home owners into their custom sustainability programme that can be followed at their own pace.

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Share the story:

Every step of your journey to Net Zero is made available for sharing via your Zellar profile and across your social media platforms of choice.

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In October 2020

the NHS set out to become Net Zero by 2040 and for its wider supply chain to become Net Zero by 2045. (2)