Being environmentally sustainable
CHP is committed to developing environmentally sustainable practices in its sites, as individuals and as a company.
The company is dealing with these in five main areas:
- Compliance, to ensure statutory obligations are met.
- Procuring energy efficiently and trying to maximise renewables.
- Embedding sustainability initiatives and activity at an operational level through CHP property teams, tenants and stakeholders
- Investigating where our buildings can be improved to reduce emissions
Improving communication and engagement about the Company’s role both internally and with our tenants and stakeholders.
Carbon Zero Programme
CHP aims to have zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this, a five-year Carbon Zero Road Map has been drawn up. Once the supply chain is finalised, detailed data collection can get underway as part one of the Road Map.
April 2019 vs April 2020
As a result of lockdown, CHP has reduced carbon emissions while still delivering its services.
In April 2019 CHP emitted 11,104 kg of CO2 by using public transport, air travel, car travel and hotels.
In April 2020, because of an early homeworking policy, we emitted 317kg of CO2.
Other initiatives at present
Energy Awareness campaign, issuing energy awareness stickers to encourage behaviour change in building users to help reduce energy usage.
Exploring technology and equipment
Aid in lowering energy usage in LIFT buildings, for example, being able to identify poorly performing appliances so they can be replaced or repaired.
Forward thinking and innovative
A number of recycling bins have been installed in many of our sites.
In touch and in tune with our communities
Recently one of our TLMs based in the North had some insect hotels delivered to the community garden; these are a great way to encourage wildlife and insects to the garden’s grounds.
Passivhaus GP surgery
CHP has built Foleshill Health Centre, Coventry, a £3.3m GP surgery in partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire CCG. The greenest healthcare building in the UK reached practical completion on 4 June 2021. The building is one of the most energy efficient buildings in the NHS estate. Built with specially designed Portakabin modules to Passivhaus standards, it is expected the health centre will be the first of its type in the UK to be certified to the Passivhaus standard.
Read more: Foleshill Health Centre, Coventry