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Whitecroft Lighting has been lighting UK healthcare for nearly 80 years, with Healthcare Sales director, Karen Bramman, at the forefront since 2001. Much has changed over two decades, and here she shares how Whitecroft tries to stay one step ahead of ‘a market in perpetual motion’

Lighting healthcare has always required specialist knowledge and experience in order to meet client expectations, but when I look at the last five or so years, I’d argue that that these levels of specialism are increasing project-on-project, yearon-year. I believe these trends are being driven, and accelerated, by a number of different factors: some healthcare-specific, some technology-related, and others more pervasive to all industries – such as the rising cost of energy, and the drive for Net Zero

In 2020, the NHS pledged to become Net Zero carbon by 2040, and has launched a Green Plan outlining its expectations for carbon reduction and operational energy efficiency. There is a particular focus on reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions across the entire NHS estate by making sure companies across the supply chain embed sustainable practices into their plans and practices. There is also an increasing focus on the whole-life carbon impact of building materials, which includes embodied carbon – the emissions generated from the sourcing, manufacture, and transportation of products. This of course includes emissions linked to lighting and M&E – something that is driving Whitecroft Lighting to reimagine its products. 

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