Green Energy Act (Ontario Regulation 397/11)
The Green Energy Act was introduced into Ontario legislature in 2009 to encourage energy conservation, renewable energy production and to promote a green economy. This Act, regulation 397, requires all public agencies, including hospitals, to report their annual energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of designated operations to the Ministry of Energy each year, starting July 1, 2013.
Beginning July 1, 2014, and each year thereafter, each organization will also be required to post an energy conservation and demand management plan outlining how the organization will reduce energy consumption. In addition to reporting these items to the Ministry, each must be posted on the organizations Internet as well as be made available in hard copy at the head office.
When Holland Bloorview moved into the new building, at 150 Kilgour Road, in February 2006, it was recognized by the International Academy for Design and Health.
The facility was designed with conservation as one its goals, many “green” features are present in our state-of-the art facility.
Some of these features include:
- A 52kW solar panel installation for green energy production
- A 157,000 litre collection system to collect roof rainwater and re-use it for irrigation
- Low “e’ windows
- Variable speed drives for all fans and pumps
- Low voltage lighting control system
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