The Sustainability Forum is Greening Health Care’s annual signature event, bringing together hospital executives, facility directors, industry experts, government and utility companies to drive forward the energy and environmental performance of the hospital sector.  The Forum is a place to learn, network and contribute to leading edge thinking about the responsibility and actions of the healthcare sector in sustainability, and what high performance hospitals are doing to achieve exceptional results.

2018 Greening Health Care Sustainability Forum

Learn and share with peers from other hospitals about actual energy and water performance trends, best management and operational practices, new building design, renovation and retrofit standards technology, government policy and utility company support, and case studies of high performance facilities.

This year’s forum will be focusing on view from the top, hear from the leading hospital executives about energy efficiency and sustainability factor into their priorities, and how policies, management practices and guiding principles support high performance and continuous improvement.  Get the latest information on actual performance of new hospitals, progress being made, and lessons learned.  Hospital’s demonstrating good energy performance will be recognized at the forum through the 5% club award, the energy efficiency leadership award, and the new Rising Star Award.

Event Information

May 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Montecassino Woodbridge
May 31, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Markham-Stouffville Hospital and Markham District Energy Site Tour

GHC Forum 2018 Brochure

GHC Forum 2018 Agenda

Exhibitor Registration

Please register with the links below for the annual forum. Member hospitals of Greening Health Care can attend the annual forum for free.

Industry Guests ($250+HST) Registration Link

Hospital Guests ($125+HST) Registration Link

Exhibitors Registration Link



2017 Greening Health Care Sustainability Forum


The 2017 forum was the largest and most successful to date, bringing together member and guest hospitals, technical and policy experts, and utility company and industry leaders.  The keynote address, provided by Curtis Lavoie, Emergency Medicine Physician at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, set the stage for the day, positioning energy efficiency and the role of green teams in health care organizations.  The Executive Panel, featuring Bruce Gray from Infrastructure Ontario, Fiona Miller from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and moderated by Anne Marie Malek, President and Chief Executive Office at West Park Healthcare Centre, provided unique insight into public policy, and best management practices.

This year’s technical panel covered a wide range of issues including Fault Detection and Diagnostics  (FDD) as a tool for health care facilities to better maintain their buildings , the role of renewables in long term energy planning for hospitals, and high performance ventilation systems and strategies to help reduce fan, heating and cooling energy at hospitals .

Event Information

GHC Forum Speaker Profiles

GHC Forum 2017 Summary

Exhibitor 2017 Profiles


2017 Award Winners

5 Percent Club Awards- presented to hospitals that have reduced their total energy by at least 5% compared to their baseline.  Winners of the award have their baseline year reset to the current year’s energy use data.  This rebasing motivates hospitals to keep improving the energy performance of their facilities.

Etobicoke General Hospital – William Osler Health System
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital
Trillium Health Partners – Clinical Administration Building
Halton Health Services – Milton District Hospital
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare – Huntsville District Memorial Hospital
Michael Garron Hospital
North York General Hospital

2017 Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards- For leading the way in achieving a high energy performance building in the hospital sector.

Michael Garron Hospital – SILVER
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare – Huntsville District Memorial Hospital – SILVER
CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Russel St – SILVER
Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital (SILVER)
Trillium Health Partners – Clinical Administration Building (SILVER)

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