Side view of Foleshill Health Centre


The health care estate in the UK is one of the largest single emitters of carbon dioxide in the UK, day to day operations accounting for about  5.4% of the UK’s total emissions.  As a core health care estate, with over 300 buildings, CHP has an important role to play in the national decarbonisation ambitions and continuing to deliver fit for the future, sustainable, healthcare facilities. 

Aligning with the NHS target of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040, CHP are committing to achieve Net Zero Carbon for the LIFT estate by 2040 and 2030 for our corporate functions. Our CHP Green Plan sets out how CHP will deliver Net Zero Carbon, a GreenerNHS and wider sustainability initiatives improving the social, economic, and environmental situation for the communities we serve.  

Our Green vision is to put sustainable development at the heart of our company to ensure our estate and operations are as efficient, sustainable and resilient as they can possibly be.

Sustainable Facilities are one of the five strategic aims within our CHP Business Plan 2023/24 and sustainability is one of our four corporate social responsibility pillars. 

As part of the NHS family, CHP are also committed to supporting our customers with their sustainability ambitions to meet the #GreenerNHS net zero aspirations. We engage at a regional level with ICSs to understand their priorities and requirements of their place-based health and care sector supporting them to achieve their GreenerNHS aspirations.

Get in touch with our CHP sustainability team:  
CHP Green Plan - a greener CHP, a greener NHS (PDF)

In 2022 CHP published our 'Green Plan: A Greener CHP a Greener NHS'. We are embedding our Green Plan into our business, committing resources, supporting staff, and taking action to ensure it is a success.

Foleshill Health Centre view from the East
Case study: Foleshill Health Centre Coventry

In August 2021, CHP opened Foleshill the first UK Passivhaus health centre built using specially designed Portakabin modules. The £3.3m, 619m² primary care building serves up to 10,000 patients in inner-city Coventry with five consulting rooms and two treatment rooms. The building is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the NHS estate.

Case Study: Low Energy use confirmed at Foleshill Health Centre, Coventry

CHP’s Foleshill Health Centre is the first passivhaus health centre in the UK, built from 14 specially designed Portakabin modules in only 10 months in 2020-21 during the pandemic. 30% quicker than a traditional health care building construction. Energy consumption at Foleshill is equivalent to an average 4-bed house but it is four times the size. The energy consumption is less than a third of a similar size conventional health centre.

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