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Health care facilities have high energy intensities because as they typically provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and use energy-intensive equipment. ENERGY STAR® products are available in many consumer and business categories to help purchasers select the most energy efficiency products in a specific category. Currently, there is […]

Medical Imaging Equipment Energy Use Study


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‘The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health’. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization Climate Change Impacts are Here Now! August 2016 marked the 16th consecutive month of global record-breaking heat. Increasing atmospheric and ocean temperatures bring with them increased frequency and severity of storms, epidemics, heat waves, […]

Climate Change Resiliency Mentoring


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Project Background The Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) is the only comprehensive health care benchmarking tool in Canada measuring energy conservation, water conservation, waste management and recycling, corporate commitment and pollution prevention. Participating hospitals report on their environmental and sustainability initiatives through a questionnaire and receive a Green Hospital Scorecard summarizing their environmental performance […]

Green Hospital Scorecard



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Objectives Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada – EcoAction Community Funding Program, this two-year clean water initiative will reduce toxic and hazardous waste generated by health care facility operations through the identification, implementation, and evaluation of innovative, toxics-free technologies and chemical use strategies. Working collaboratively with BC Lower Mainland GreenCare, […]

Reducing Toxic and Hazardous Waste in the Health Care Community


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The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is leading an energy project to assist health care facilities in Ontario’s remote First Nation’s communities on the western coast of James Bay with energy efficiency, conservation, education, and training. Work will be undertaken through a community partnership with the Fort Albany Power […]

WAHA First Nation’s Energy Project


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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Once you have made your commitment to supporting sustainable health care in your organisation, it is time to let vendors know they must match their product offerings with your expectations and desire to source environmentally-friendly (green) products and services. What you buy and how you buy it […]

Green Hospital Procurement Guide