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My CUH Story - Max Rokoszak

Max is the energy manager at CUH and is a member of our capital, estates and facilities management team who play a critical role across our hospitals.

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Hi, I'm Max. I'm the energy manager at CUH.

I work alongside our sustainability team and manage our utilities contracts to ensure that the hospitals are provided with electricity, heating and water. CUH is the equivalent of a small town in terms of energy consumption and this needs to be carefully monitored.

The second part of my job is to help the Trust comply with our NHS Net-Zero Carbon commitments and reduce our carbon emissions to zero by 2040, which is an enormous challenge.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Making our hospitals greener one step at a time to help fighting the climate crisis.

Tell us a bit about your CUH journey

I joined CUH in February 2021 as the energy manager. Before that, I was working in the PV Solar sector in the private sector.

What does a usual day look like?

No two days are the same but I usually start by checking my emails and then attend meetings. CUH recently approved our Green Plan, which supports 50 actions to help greatly reduce our carbon emissions over the next 10 years. Installing more PV solar panels, getting green electricity, reducing our anaesthetics gases consumption, are only some of the actions. Most require working in multidisciplinary teams and part of my job is to lead some of these or simply facilitate this happening for others.

I also work within my team on the utilities contracts and deal with any problems, enquiries or invoices.

CUH recently approved our Green Plan, which supports 50 actions to help greatly reduce our carbon emissions over the next 10 years. Most require working in multidisciplinary teams and part of my job is to lead some of these or simply facilitate this happening for others.

How do you feel your role benefits our patients?

My role is usually behind the scenes and I try to help our clinical staff get on with their business as usual… in a greener way! Making the hospital greener will help fighting climate change, which in turn should mean a better overall health for our community.