CHU Case Study Technical Webinar

Technical Webinar

A technical overview of the award-winning, integrated outcome-based deep energy retrofit at the Quebec University Hospital Centre

About the event

Facilities professionals implementing integrated, outcome-based deep energy retrofits can uncover additional value to transform healthcare in their organizations. These retrofits prioritize critical infrastructure repair and improve multiple outcomes at once; including sustainability, facility condition, building performance, resiliency, IEQ, and quality of care. They also drive innovation through aligned stakeholder interests, the integration of design and construction, and the best use of human and financial resources.

This webinar will provide an overview of the technical approach for the award-winning, four-hospital Quebec University Hospital Centre (“CHU”) deep energy retrofit. The CHU retrofit reduced energy consumption in its largest hospital by 35%, as well as GHG emissions by 66%, and nearly 30% of the energy bill across its portfolio of facilities.


Learning Objectives:

1. The technical strategy, design and implementation for the main project measures, including steam to hot water conversion, heat recovery and geothermal.

2. How the CHU’s retrofit:

o Optimized the project budget and replacement of equipment while maximizing incentives.

o Broadened the project scope by allowing for the inclusion of renewables, creating a greater impact on sustainability.

3. How these retrofits are effective not only in large facilities, but also in smaller facilities with less energy-intensive systems.



Frédérick (Fred) Leonard, P. Eng., ing.

Since starting with Ecosystem in 2010, Fred Leonard has stood out for his commitment and technical expertise. After contributing to the design of a $21M project at the Laval University Hospital Centre, Fred led operations in our Ontario office as Project Director for deep energy retrofit projects in the municipal sector.

Now Ecosystem’s Knowledge Sharing Manager, Fred identifies key expertise leading to project success, and integrates this information throughout the company. He promotes best practices and leverages opportunities for continuous improvement. Fred works to fill knowledge gaps and actively develops training strategies to bring our engineers to the next level.