TOP health officials from Huddersfield were invited to share their expertise at a national conference.
Representatives from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust attended an event in London to promote closer links between the health service and communities it serves.
Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust was one of five NHS organisations invited to attend due to their excellent track record in the field.
It was also attended by NHS chief executive Sir Nigel Crisp and Jonathon Porritt CBE, chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission.
Kate Hinks, the local trust's associate director for corporate social responsibility and Steven Bannister, director of estates, showed how developments such as the Acre Mill plan in Lindley will support the local economy, environment initiatives and employment.
Kate said: "Projects such as the Acre Mill, provide excellent examples of how this model can be applied. The development will stimulate local growth, not least by generating construction work and creating many jobs.
"The site and its environment will be created with the local community in mind. It will be a pleasant place to be, which we hope will encompass a wide range of occupants and attract many community groups who want to make use of the space."
Mr Porritt, formerly the head of Friends of the Earth, said: "As the largest employer in Europe, it's vital that the NHS tackles health inequalities and environmental issues in its day-to-day activities.
"The good corporate citizenship model provides an excellent framework for NHS organisations to get to grips with this, and truly showcase sustainable development in practice."