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{Past Event} - Green Operations Series: Greening Health Care: A New Way to Deep Energy Savings in Hospitals

August 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm - August 10, 2011 - 3:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Since 2004 the Greening Health Care program has helped its 45 member hospitals achieve millions of dollars in savings and receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in utility incentives. The starting point for achieving these cost savings is knowing where your hospital stands. Some hospitals are using as much as three times more energy/sqft than others, and many of these can typically save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Most of these savings require only operational and maintenance improvements, requiring little capital expenditure. In this webinar, hospitals will learn how Greening Health Care uses energy intensity benchmarking and the associated indicators and diagnostic tools for identifying energy savings potential and strategic actions to maximize savings.


  • How to assess the relative energy performance of your hospital
  • How to normalize between hospitals to set energy targets and identify energy savings potential
  • How to use energy performance indicators to identify energy savings opportunities
  • How to use billing data to verify actual energy savings


Bernie McIntyre, B.Sc, MSc., Community Transformation Programs, Toronto & Region Conservation
Bernie is Manager Community Transformation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). In this current role Bernie is responsible for leading a variety of sector based sustainability programs including Greening Retail, Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge, and Greening Health Care. In addition Bernie is responsible for developing climate change mitigation programs for the municipal sector and oversees the TRCA’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Ian Jarvis, B.Sc., P.ENG, Enerlife Consulting
Ian Jarvis has been President of Enerlife Consulting since 2001, and is a leader in the fields of energy efficiency, green buildings and sustainable communities. From 1992-1999 he was CEO of Rose Technology Group, a leading energy performance contractor responsible for several of the largest energy retrofit projects in North America. Ian was the founding chair of the Canada Green Building Council from 2003-2007, and served as a director of Milton Hydro, one of the most progressive local electric distribution utilities in Ontario, from 2000-2007. Ian is a member of the National Advisory Council on Energy Efficiency, and of the Minister’s Advisory Committee which advises the Ontario Minister of Energy.

Ron Lowe, Hospital for Sick Children
Ron Lowe has been in the healthcare sector with SickKids Hospital for 8 years. During this time he has been a Preventative Maintenance Coordinator, Manager of Plant Operations, Director of Patient Support Services and currently, Director of Facilities Operations. In the role of Director Facilities Operations he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Plant Operations Department, Housekeeping and Waste Departments, Transport and Linen Departments, Protection Services Department and the Hospital Environmental Sustainability program. The total annual operating budget that Ron is responsible for is approx. 34M of which approx 10M is ear marked for Utilities of which approx 6M is for Electrical usage. The overall staffing compliment of these combined departments is 4 Managers, 20 Supervisors, 8 administrative staff, 275 Fulltime CUPE staff and 100 part-time and casual staff.

Stewart Danker, Credit Valley Hospital
Stewart Dankner is the Manager for Maintenance and Engineering Services at The Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, ON, Canada, a 1,100,000 square foot Healthcare facility. His current role encompasses a wide range of projects and operations (electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, medical gas systems, emergency power systems, building envelope, energy management and optimization, maintenance, and life safety equipment, etc) and includes financial accountability and strategic planning. Stewart is a certified electrician, instrumentation control technician, a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) and has over twenty years of experience in Healthcare including previous experience at Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre.

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