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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


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Sample Green Procurement Language



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The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is very proud to announce they have been awarded the ENERGY STAR Advocate of the Year – 2015 Award for work in promoting and facilitating the adoption of ENERGY STAR qualified products within Canada’s health services sector. “We are thrilled that our work […]

Coalition wins ENERGY STAR® Advocate of the Year 2015 Award


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Wastewater treatment plants not only struggle removing pharmaceuticals, it seems some drugs actually increase after treatment. When researchers tested wastewater before and after treatment at a Milwaukee-area treatment plant, they found that two drugs — the anti-epileptic carbamazepine and antibiotic ofloxacin — came out at higher concentrations than they went […]

Bacteria-making meds in wastewater outflows


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The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to 2015 in terms of green building certifications in Canada, with 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015. This brings the total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,252. In keeping with […]

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months ...