Green Healthcare

At Michael Garron Hospital, environmental sustainability and energy conservation is a top priority. We are a member of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and have a series of plans in place to track our progress and environmental performance:

  • Pollution Prevention Plan
  • Environmental Preferable Purchasing
  • Sustainable Construction and Renovation: Enforce LEED silver requirements on all new major construction and renovation projects
  • Water Conservation: 1 per cent per year reduction targets

Environmental Awards

  • Greening Health Care (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) awarded Michael Garron Hospital the Energy Efficiency Leadership Award as one of five hospitals recognized at the silver level for total energy efficiency, and the 5 Percent Club Award for saving 5.6 per cent in energy since 2014 (including electricity, gas and GHG Emissions).
     
  • Green Hospital Scorecard gave Michael Garron Hospital a gold seal of recognition with high scores in the "Overall" and "Highest Energy Scorers" categories, compared to participating hospitals across Ontario. For more information, click here.

 

Ontario Regulation 397/11, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, requires all public sector organizations, including hospitals, to report on their  annual energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and to develop and implement a five-year energy conservation and demand management plan.

Five Year Conservation and Demand Management Plan 2014-2018

Executive Letter of Support

Energy Consumption and Greenhous Gas Emmissions Report 

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

 

Waste Reduction and Recycling:  Diversion Rate Target:  60% by 2018

Resources

825 Coxwell 
MGH Main Site

840 Coxwell

985 Danforth
Withdrawal Mgmt.

Trees

13,980

3,224

 

Litres of Oil

1,078,031

231,777

 

KWh of Energy

3,033,372

660,838

 

Litres of Water

18,521,837

4,270,948

 

Kgs of Air Pollutants

18,873

4,352

 

Landfill Space (m3)

2,699

532

 

Total Diversion Rate 2016

47.8%

81.6%

4.9%

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