Foleshill Health Centre – One Year On

Time: 11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Date: 5.10.22

Foleshill Health Centre – The UK’s First Passive House Certified Primary Healthcare Facility
Completed in June 2021 and in use since August 2021, the proposed presentation will provide an update on in use performance of this UK first. Foleshill’s sustainability ethos drove every project stage, focusing Passivhaus goals and overcoming challenges, with all targets achieved to date it is now subject to 3 years of monitoring to evidence its sustainability performance credentials.
Foleshill’s new Health Centre is a breakthrough NHS project which stands out from the crowd as an exemplar ultralow carbon health care solution, demonstrating a different way of creating innovative low carbon emission assets and gaining cost, time, safety and environmental benefits from its application of Modern Methods of Construction, use of offsite manufacturing and certification to Passivhaus Classic standard. It is a proof-of-concept project for the application of Passivhaus techniques and certification for NHS primary care healthcare buildings, in the NHS’s drive towards zero carbon by 2040.
Sustainability of this BREEAM Excellent project derives from cost and energy reductions over its 60 year lifecycle compared to a traditional building. Initially higher construction costs are offset by energy savings creating a 2.5% reduction in life cycle costs within 25 years and further increase to 8.6% over 40 years. Modelled annual energy consumption will be just 31kWh/m2 GIA compared to 98kWh/m2 for an equivalent traditional build health centre, saving 411 Tonnes CO2. Post occupation, three years of monitoring commence to validate the model.
This presentation will provide a first review of the in-use performance of the building and provide an update on lessons learnt from inception to practical completion and into service.


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