Greening Health Care Forum 2022: Practical Pathways to Decarbonization for Hospitals

Greening Health Care Forum 2022: Practical Pathways to Decarbonization for Hospitals

Register now for our upcoming forum and get started on your pathway to a low-carbon future!


8:00       Registration and Breakfast
9:00       Welcome and Introductions
Announcing the top-20 most energy efficient hospitals in the world! Our ongoing research into their design, operation and management practices holds the keys to unlocking the enormous greenhouse gas emissions reduction potential of the world’s thousands of healthcare facilities. Learn the latest lessons which are transforming the understanding and practice of designing, building, maintaining and funding highly efficient, low carbon new and existing hospitals.

Ian Jarvis

Ian Jarvis

Executive Director, Climate Challenge Network

9:15       Keynote: Healthcare Leadership in the Global Response to Climate Change
Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is world renowned for excellence in pediatric care and is a key driver for improving environmental sustainability in the healthcare sector. Dr. Cohn will provide an overview of community, organization, and individual-level sustainability goals and initiatives, while sharing some practical steps being taken at SickKids to address the burden of climate change on our most vulnerable populations.

Dr. Ronald Cohn

Dr. Ronald Cohn

President and CEO, SickKids Hospital, Toronto

Dr. Ronald Cohn has served as President and CEO of the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada since May 1st, 2019.

Dr. Cohn received his medical degree from the University of Essen, Germany. He has received numerous awards including the David M. Kamsler Award for outstanding compassionate and expert care of pediatric patients in 2004; First Annual Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics Award in Medical in 2006; and the NIH Young Innovator Award in 2008.

Over the last few years, Dr. Cohn has developed an interest in applying a concept of Precision Child Health to the care of children. His own research focusses on implementing genome editing technologies for the treatment of neurogenetic disorders.

9:45       Executive Panel: From Policy to Action on Climate Change
COP 27 has reminded us that the climate crisis is the greatest challenge facing the world today. It is relentlessly transforming every aspect of life, with the healthcare system at the forefront of change. Be part of the conversation with our panel of thought leaders examining change management in hospital planning, design, operations and retrofits which is essential to achieving low carbon and net zero performance.

Cliff Harvey

Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health System

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Mike Rohan

Corporate Director, Engineering and Infrastructure, Northwell Health

Steve Rees

President, International Federation of Healthcare Engineering

11:00     Coffee and Networking Break

11:15     Practical Pathways to Low-carbon Operations Part 1
We know that the biggest single opportunity to reduce energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs is found in better operations, maintenance and controls of existing plant and equipment. We know that the most cost effective pathway to the low carbon future runs through a different approach to capital planning. And we know that a growing body of clinicians is demanding action on climate change and looking to find ways to help. Listen to case studies of best practices in these foundational areas and join the discussion of how they can be rapidly scaled up across the hospital sector.

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Tom Kovendi

Former Director of Building Services and Biomedical Engineering,
Mount Sinai Hospital

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Dr. Myles Sergeant

Co-founder of PEACH Health Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences

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Vicki Gagnon

Business Advisor, Public Sector & Agriculture | Planning, Conservation and Resource Adequacy
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

12:30     Lunch Break

1:30       Practical Pathways to Low-carbon Operations Part 2
Get up close and personal with the technology of the low carbon future! Every capital project is an opportunity to choose low carbon solutions. Be prepared for the future Building Condition Assessment which addresses carbon obsolescence as well as end-of-life replacements.

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David Griffin

Director, Hospital Services
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

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Diane Lee

Director, Technical Services and Building Performance
EllisDon Facilities Services

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Kurt Monteiro

Smith + Andersen

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Paul Ingham

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Thermogenics Boilers

2:45       Coffee and Networking Break

3:00       Meeting High-Performance Targets
The time for talk and distant targets is over. We have to reverse the trajectory of emissions growth now. This session will present the latest data on just how big the savings potential really is and how much progress is actually being made. Practical experience proposes new accountability models for hospital redevelopments and large-scale retrofits which can deliver consistently   high performance standards in new and existing hospitals. Join the forward-looking conversation with experienced healthcare professionals working at the leading edge of the practical pathway to low/zero carbon.

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Andrew Blair

Senior Director, Building Operations
Sinai Health System

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Janet Mininch

Director, Facilities and Engineering
Headwaters Health Care Centre

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John Marshman

Vice President Capital, Facilities and Business Development,
Southlake Regional Health Centre

4:00       Awards Reception: Celebrating Success!
The sustainable future begins with the best of what is happening today. Join us in celebrating the hospitals which are leading by example, delivering big energy and emissions savings now and demonstrating best practices for the rest of us to follow.

6:00       Forum Close
You can help shape the sustainable future for healthcare facilities. Greening Health Care has condensed limitless opportunities into a number of high potential research and demonstration projects which can rapidly accelerate deep energy and carbon reductions. Everyone has a part to play – hospitals, industry, governments, utility companies and academia. Cast your vote on the top priorities and play your part in developing the new knowledge that is required to meet our individual and collective carbon goals.

Registration Fees

Conference Registration Price*
Greening Health Care Members $0.00
Non-member hospitals, government, colleges and associations $150.00
Industry Exhibitor Booth Staff (limit 1) $100.00
Industry non-Exhibitors $300.00

*HST will be added to all prices at 13%

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Sponsorship and Exhibitors

Event sponsor options and exhibitor booths are available with limited space and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Heather Bell for more information.


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