HELO North Networking Hub


Welcome to the HELO North Networking Hub!

HealthCare Energy Leaders Ontario (HELO) is an innovative resource designed to improve energy efficiency in Ontario’s health care facilities. With a team of seasoned energy and facility managers, HELO has been helping reduce energy consumption and demand at sites across the province since January 2014. 

With a specific focus on small and medium-sized facilities in northern Ontario, HELO North is an initiative that aims to connect facilities, share resources, and make information readily available. The Network Hub is in its infancy and we are making additions to this page daily. If you have any links or documents to add to the Resources section, please send to samantha@greenhealthcare.ca.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WAHA First Nations Energy Project: Financing and Incentives Webinar #2

March 22 2017 at 1 PM EST.

Join HELO North Lead JJ Knott in this FREE webinar as he takes you through an introduction to energy efficiency project financing options currently available in Ontario to help you make your northern health care facility more energy efficient and climate change resilient.

Register here.

HELO North
Networking Webinar #2

April 7th 2017 at 1 PM EST.

Based upon outcomes from the January 16, 2017 Networking Webinar, join HELO Lead JJ Knott in this FREE webinar discussing how sound energy management practices can effectively be integrated into (remote) northern health care facilities.

Register here.

37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society

Quality Healthcare by Design: Putting People First

September 17-19, 2017, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls ON

Register here.

RESOURCES

Portfolio Manager

EPA's online energy management and tracking tool enables you to measure and track the energy and water performance of any building over time.

  • • Free program is available in Canada
  • • Manage Energy and Water Consumption for all Buildings
  • • Rate Building Energy Performance
  • • Estimate Your Carbon Footprint
  • • Set Investment Priorities
  • • Verify and Track Progress of Improvement Projects
  • • Related Tools
  • • Webinars

Alao check out EPA's Portfolio Manager Energy Use In Hospitals

Funds and Incentives

Across the province, hospitals, long-term care and other health-care facilities can benefit by using electricity more efficiently. Since electricity is a controllable operating expense, any energy reductions will result almost immediately correspond to reductions in operating costs. These savings mean more money for other priorities.
 
In some cases, the electricity savings achieved could cover the cost of installing new equipment in less than two years. And now, your local electric utility can offer financial incentives that could shorten that pay-back period even further. 

Check out Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) SaveONenergy for incentives and rebates for your facility.

ENERGYSTAR®

Learn about how ENERGYSTAR® can help your facility:

  • • Benchmark high efficiency products
  • • Indicate products tested and certified to meet strict technical specifications for energy performance
    • ○ Commercial appliances
    • ○ Office equipment and electronics
    • ○ HVAC & Controls, Lights, Windows, Doors, Skylights, Water Heaters
  • • Save energy without compromising performance
  • • Save you money & reduces environmental impact

 

Interested in what HELO can do for your facility?

For technical assistance, or for inquiries regarding HELO or HELO North, please contact HELO Lead JJ Knott