Going Green in the Kitchen with ENERGY STAR®


Project Description:

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, in partnership with My Sustainable Canada, is pleased to present a health care food services resource guide highlighting ENERGY STAR® qualified product use best practices, which was developed with the financial support of Natural Resources Canada. A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care of Food Service Managers included questions on the type of equipment and appliances they currently have in their kitchens. Many hospital kitchen systems will be reassessed in coming years as the aging equipment will require updating. Planning for these new kitchen systems is currently underway in several facilities. This project will help health care Food Service Managers understand the benefits of selecting ENERGY STAR® qualified products.

 

Project Timeline:

February 2011 – March 2011

 

Project Results:

Health Care Food Services Resource Guide – Going Green in the Kitchen with ENERGY STAR® in English and French

 

Links and Resources

CANADA

Official ENERGY STAR® Website

ENERGY STAR® in Canada – NRCan

Environmental Purchasing Guide – Richmond, BC

Health Care Energy Survey: Comparing Energy Management in Canadian Health Care Facilities – NRCan

Lighting Reference Guide

Off-the-Shelf Equipment for Commercial/Institutional Use

Saving Money Through Energy Efficiency – A Guide to Implementing an Energy Efficiency Awareness Program

Turning Energy Dollars into Health Care dollars – A Guide to Implementing an Energy Efficiency Awareness Program in a Health Care Facility

What products qualify for ENERGY STAR®?

 

UNITED STATES

Official ENERGY STAR® Website

ENERGY STAR® for Healthcare – ENERGY STAR® US

 

Project Funders:

The Health Care Food Service Resource Guide: Going Green in the Kitchen with ENERGY STAR® was produced with funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency.

 

Project Partners:

Health Care:
Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital – Karen Graham, Manager of Food Services

Non-profit:
My Sustainable Canada