The decarbonisation of infrastructure is one part of the M42’s two-pronged approach to reducing its carbon footprint. It also includes the use of technology-based preventive health solutions to reduce the number of patients needed to visit these energy-intensive facilities.
The initial phase of the project involves a comprehensive energy efficiency audit of healthcare facilities operated by M42 across the UAE. These audits are designed to identify opportunities for substantial energy savings and examine means to reduce carbon emissions.
Siemens and M42 have further committed to discussing and developing a roadmap that will lead to the digitalization of M42’s infrastructure. This digital transformation aims to improve operational efficiency and improve the comfort of patients, healthcare professionals and staff at M42 facilities.
The partnership will leverage the Siemens Xcelerator platform.
The first audit, conducted in late November, found that one of M42’s healthcare facilities could achieve significant energy cost savings through heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) retrofits and by integrating energy management systems. space through the Siemens Enlighted portfolio that centralizes energy management in a building management system. According to the international non-governmental organization Health Care Without Harm, emissions from healthcare facilities (Scope 1) represent 17 percent of the sector’s global footprint. Indirect emissions from the purchase of electricity, steam, cooling and heating (Scope 2) account for another 12 percent.
Mark McGourty, M42 Group Chief Operating Officer, said: “M42 is at the forefront of technology-enabled healthcare; We are leveraging cutting-edge tools like artificial intelligence and genomics to treat people, not just patients, and focus on health, not just healthcare. Leveraging technology is just one part of our strategy. We are also committed to decarbonizing our facilities to ensure we can continue to sustainably provide world-class care to those in need. “Our collaboration with Siemens demonstrates our dedication to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”
Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East and UAE, said: “We are proud to partner with M42 and are confident that we can develop a roadmap that will improve asset performance and improve patient comfort. and healthcare workers in their facilities. This partnership is not just about energy savings; it is about setting a new standard in the healthcare industry for sustainability and operational excellence.”