Since 2004


Greening Health Care is a network of 65 hospitals from Ontario and Alberta featuring events, benchmarking and assessment reports, on-going energy and water reporting, incentive applications, analytical tools, and awards and recognition.

With the Greening Health Care Program hospitals can:

  • Learn strategies to save energy and reduce utility costs
  • Compare energy and water use with other hospitals
  • Establish energy use targets and estimate cost savings potential
  • Access expert advice on and support with technical, regulatory, and incentive program matters
  • Network at forums, workshops and webinars
  • Share industry knowledge and best practices
  • Be recognized for achievements through industry awards
  • Demonstrate leadership in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction
  • Contribute to a healthy community

Helping hospitals become leaders in energy efficiency, reduce their impact on the environment, and contribute more broadly to mitigating climate change and making their communities more sustainable.

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Research and Case Studies

Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report

In 2018, member hospitals recorded savings of 5,141 tonnes of equivalent GHG emissions, $1,800,000 in energy costs and nearly $800,000 in water savings compared to 2017.


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.

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

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.

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

At 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.

Case Studies

Grand River Hospital (Kitchener-Waterloo): Big savings from energy efficiency

Since 2012, supported by the Greening Health Care program, Grand River Hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo has been undertaking a series of energy efficiency projects. The aim of this work was to allocate less of their budget to energy use, and more to better patient care.

Markham Stouffville Performance Improvement

The Target, Story So Far and Future Planning – Greening Health Care May 31, 2018

GHC Member Hospitals


  • Alberta Children’s Hospital, AB
  • Alberta Health Services, AB
  • Baycrest, ON
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, ON
  • Chinook Regional, AB
  • Cold Lake Health Care, AB
  • Credit Valley Hospital, ON
  • Crowsnest Pass, AB
  • Drumheller Health Care, AB
  • Grand River Hospital, ON
  • Halton Healthcare Services, ON
  • Headwaters Health Care Centre, ON
  • Humber River Hospital, ON
  • Kingston General Hospital, ON
  • Mackenzie Health, ON
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital, ON
  • Michael Garron Hospital, ON
  • Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, ON
  • Niagara Health System, ON
  • North York General Hospital, ON
  • Northern Lights, AB
  • Ontario Shores, ON
  • Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial, ON
  • Red Deer Regional, AB
  • Rockyview Hospital, AB
  • Ross Memorial Hospital, ON
  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, ON
  • Runnymede Healthcare Centre, ON
  • Sacred Heart Community Hospital, AB
  • Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, ON
  • Shared Services West, ON
  • SickKids, ON
  • Sinai Health System, ON
  • Stevenson Memorial, ON
  • Sturgeon Hospital, AB
  • Trillium Health Partners, ON
  • Unity Health Toronto, ON
  • Wetaskiwin Hospital, AB
  • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health, ON
  • West Park Healthcare Centre, ON
  • Westview Health Care, AB
  • William Osler Health System, ON
  • William J Cadzow Healthcare, AB
  • Women’s College Hospital, ON

2019 Awards


GHC members are eligible for industry-leadership awards:

  • 5 Percent Club Award
    For members who achieve more than 5% total energy savings from their baseline year.
  • Leadership Award
    For members who demonstrate exceptional leadership in environmental vision, engagement of stakeholders, energy and water performance, and innovation in environmental protection.
  • Rising Star Award (every 3 years)
    This new award is for members that have reduced total energy by 20% or more over 5 years.


GHC has established a true community where our members share and exchange ideas at our industry events. Please contact us for more information and to register for the events. Admission for non-member hospitals and industry guests is available.

  • 10th Annual Forum 2019, June 12-13 (Montecassino Conference Centre, Woodbridge, ON)

    June 12th – workshop
    June 13th – hospital site tour

  • 2019 Workshops

    February 20th – 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
    September 18th – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
    November 20th – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

  • 2019 Webinars

    April 25th – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    July 10th – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    October 16th – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    December 11th – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Event details are subject to change.


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