for Performance Based Energy Savings

Greening Health Care Research Projects

Getting It Right the First Time: Actual Energy Performance of Ontario’s New Hospitals

This white paper quantifies and characterizes the relative energy efficiency of new hospitals and presents evidence-based recommendations for achieving and sustaining high performance. Applying the lessons learned to new hospital facilities still in the pipeline is expected to raise the bar further still, enabling consistently high performance from the day they open their doors – in effect, “getting it right the first




Actual Energy Performance of Ontario’s New Hospitals




Best Practices for Boiler Plant Operations and Controls-  Coming Soon !!!

Greening Health Care is initiating a collaborative research project with member hospitals, utility companies and industry experts to develop a best practices guide for use by facility managers in making their boiler plant performance the best it can be. Over the past 5 years, memQC Colorized Graphicsbers have implemented a range of boiler plant retrofit and replacement projects which have produced a range of gas savings results. We have tracked gas use for newly built hospitals, existing boiler plant replacements and major controls upgrades for several member hospitals. Through interval gas metering we can now directly compare the actual operating performance of these hospitals against each other. All of this provides a rich body of data from which best operational and control practices can be learned, shared and applied to all member hospitals.

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Best Practices for Energy Efficient Boiler Plan Design, Operation and Control

Feature Webinar Presentation October 11th 2018

Operating Room Ventilation Systems Best Practices Guide for Energy Efficiency, Health and Safety

Operating-Room-BetterAt the beginning of 2016, Greening Health Care initiated an applied research project aimed at documenting best practices for Operating Room ventilation design, retrofit, operation and controls, for use by member hospitals in optimizing the energy performance of their facilities. Hospitals and healthcare facilities have diverse indoor environment due to different comfort and health needs of the its occupant. Hospitals consume tremendous amounts of energy to ventilate operating rooms to ensure indoor air quality and to meet the building code and regulatory requirements.

Four major acute hospitals took part in the project, providing technical input and review as well a information on their existing ventilation systems and operations. The Best Practices Guide presents the findings, conclusions, and recommendations arising from the project.  We would like to thank our project sponsors Enbridge Gas, Toronto Hydro, Blue-Zone Technologies, and the IESO for their contributions to the research project.


Operating Room Ventilation Systems Best Practices Guide for Energy Efficiency


Greening Health Care Webinars

April 4th, 2018

Bigger and Better in  2018  Presentation


Greening Health Care Workshops

February 28th 2018

Getting Ready for 2018 Part 1 Presentation

Getting Ready for 2018 Part 2 Presentation

November 29th 2017 

Greening Health Care Making Energy Efficiency Happen Presentation

Ontario’s Funded Energy Manager Programs Presentation

Ryerson Co-op program Presentation

Greening Health Care Videos

Greening Health Care Sustainability Forum 2015

Greening Health Care Sustainability Forum 2014

 Greening Health Care Tour Energy Management at Providence Healthcare

Greening Health Care Case Studies

Grand River Hospital’s Systematic Approach to Conservation – Nov 2018




Remarkable Savings at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Mar 2015






The data is everything. Armed with benchmarking data from Canada’s most extensive health care energy use database, facilities managers can take control of their buildings and processes and stop being at the mercy of contractors with specialization in only one area. Our database is now so extensive, that we can drill down and becnhmark at the level of building systems in order to find the greatest potential for practical and economical savings.

Ian Jarvis, Enerlife Consulting

It means I’m informed when contractors and others say they’re solving these issues for me.

Steve Stamogiannos, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The data tells the story.  If I know what the data is saying, I know where the savings are.
The data tells you what the issues are, right down to the level of the building’s systems.

Michael Bonnah, West Park Healthcare Centre