2017 Greening Health Care Sustainability Forum

IMG_0495The 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.

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 .

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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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