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Greening Health Care Research Projects

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.

For more information contact jason.choy@trca.on.ca.

 

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 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 2014

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Remarkable Savings at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Mar 2015

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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.

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Ian Jarvis, Enerlife Consulting

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

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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.

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Michael Bonnah, West Park Healthcare Centre