B6 | Reducing CO2 emissions in the health sector

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Presentation: Johnson & Johnson: Energy & Carbon 

Speaker Patrick Bas, EMEA Energy Management - Johnson & Johnson

Patrick is passionate about energy both professionally and privately. Experienced in facilities-project and energy management.

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Presentation: Asset sharing: Reinventing management of equipment, stock, facilities, and knowledge 

Speaker Dr. Lieke van Kerkhoven, Business Development - FLOOW2 Healthcare

Dr. Kerkhoven studied Medicine and has been working in the healthcare sector for over 10 years. The inspiration for FLOOW2 Healthcare came from managing a clinic in the heart of Amsterdam. Exchanging equipment with another clinic in the neighborhood for specific procedures was a regular occurence, they would also receive an endoscope from a neighboring hospital, allowing them to only replace the optic and avoid buying a brand new one, saving €10,000. They also rented out the OR facilities and consultation rooms when not in use. These events inspired the creation of a digital platform to facilitate this kind of behavior, it was here that Dr. Kerkhoven recognised the huge potential it had to reduce costs in healthcare while also making the sector more sustainable and responsible.

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Presentation: Climate responsibility in hospitals: The essential role of procurement 

Speaker David Vernon Brasfield, Environmental Manager - Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

David Brasfield is an architect and building engineer with a professional background in urban renewal, urban planning, environmental management, and sustainable city policy development. Since 2005, David has worked to promote green roofs and infrastructure in Norway and Scandinavia, and holds positions at NGOs at the national and Scandinavian level. David migrated from the municipal sector to the hospital sector in Norway in 2013. From his present position as Environmental Manager at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, David has worked at the regional and local levels with consumption based GHG inventories, carbon responsible procurement, and the development of beautiful, functional, innovative and sustainable hospital grounds.

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