Green Scorecard program expands to long-term care and retirement homes
Ontario, September 27, 2021 -The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (the Coalition, https://greenhealthcare.ca/) is launching a new environmental performance scorecard for the long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes (RH) sectors. Premised upon the Coalition’s successful Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS, https://greenhealthcare.ca/ghs/), the expanded scorecard will enable the LTC and RH sectors to track their own environmental performance over time and compare it to their peers. The technology platform for the scorecard will also be improved, with standardized data collection and a real-time reporting dashboard that will enable better decision making.
With Save on Energy (https://www.saveonenergy.ca/) funding from Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO, https://www.ieso.ca/), and project funding ECO Canada (https://eco.ca/) and other corporate sponsors, the project is expected to be completed by late 2022 with participants starting to use it by early in 2023.
"Building on the Coalition’s existing Green Hospital Scorecard, the new scorecard platform will recognize LTC and RH operators’ efforts to improve environmental performance,” says Neil Ritchie, Executive Director of the Coalition. “It will also provide them with access to an evaluation tool to both measure their internal environmental performance and allow them to see where they stand relative to peer organisations."
Originally developed in concert with the Ontario Hospital Association nine years ago, and systematically refined over the years by the Coalition and its advisory council, the Scorecard is the only comprehensive environmental health care benchmarking tool in Canada. With the recent data call for the 2020 GHS, the program is entering its ninth year of operation.
The Coalition plans on collaborating with LTCs and RHs to pilot and refine the LTC/RH dashboards before launching it in 2023. To participate in the LTC/RH scorecard pilot and stay informed on the project, please reach out to Krishna Akella at email@example.com.
Visit https://greenhealthcare.ca/ltc-scorecard/ to learn more and follow the LTC scorecard project.
Kent Waddington, Communications Director
Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care