Green Scorecard program expands to long-term care and retirement homes
Ontario, November 29, 2021 -The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (the Coalition) is launching a new environmental performance scorecard for the long-term care (LTC) and retirement home (RH) sectors. Building on the Coalition’s successful Green Hospital Scorecard, the expanded scorecard will enable the LTC and RH sectors to track their own environmental performance (i.e., electricity, gas, GHG) over time and compare it to their peers. The technology platform for the scorecard will also be enhanced, with standardized data collection and a real-time reporting dashboard to enable better decision making.
With project funding from Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Save on Energy, Environmental Careers Organization 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 expanded 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 organizations."
The Green Hospital Scorecard is the only comprehensive environmental health care benchmarking tool in Canada. Originally developed in collaboration with the Ontario Hospital Association, the scorecard is now in its ninth year of operation. It has been systematically refined over time by the Coalition and its advisory council.
The Coalition plans to work with LTCs and RHs to pilot and refine the new scorecard before launching it in 2023. To participate in the LTC/RH scorecard pilot and stay informed on the project, please reach out to Ozora Amin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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