Sewell FM continue their drive for sustainability
Sewell FM have been working alongside Community Health Partnerships (CHP) and a Yorkshire-based LIFT company to help evaluate the environmental performance of their current estate and assess their options for decarbonising their buildings as part of a drive for a greener NHS.
The team have audited a number of buildings to understand their carbon impact and have put recommendations forward for solar PV panels across several sites, alongside other energy saving measures.
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 nationally, 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 their corporate functions.
Sarah Bloor, Head of Sustainability at CHP, said:
“Our Green Plan sets out how we will deliver Net Zero Carbon estate & facilities, aligning to the Greener NHS targets and wider sustainability initiatives of improving social, economic, and environmental outcomes for the communities we serve. Sewell FM are playing a key role working with CHP to help reduce emissions and deliver sustainable, fit for purpose estate through life cycle works and development of investment opportunities. Lessons and understanding taken from working with Sewell FM will be used as a guide for our wider property portfolio.’’
For more information about CHP’s Green Plan visit: https://communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk/future-estate/green-chp/