Facilities Management and Design

Community support is helping to create more healing spaces
Community support is helping to create more
healing spaces

Patient Care Manager Penny Byers, showcases artwork donated by Marilyn Lightstone. Several patient and family lounges at St. Joe's will be renovated and will feature Lightstone's work, including one on the surgical unit Byers oversees. When the Just for Kids ...


One organization’s commitment to sustainability
One organization’s commitment to sustainability

Solar installation at Victoria General Hospital. This technology allows VGH to reduce its natural gas demand and decrease its GHG emissions. Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, communities north ...


Greening healthcare:  Sustainability top priority
Greening healthcare: Sustainability top priority

(l-r) Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ Peter Graham and Kevin Leach present the 2013 NAFA Clean Air Award to Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s Archie Arshad and Connie Dejak. Health and the environment are closely connected: you cannot have healthy people without a healthy ...


Sunnybrook helps balance Ontario’s electricity grid
Sunnybrook helps balance Ontario’s electricity grid

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is participating in an innovative new smart grid program and helping Ontario’s electricity grid to keep to the lights on. Sunnybrook staff members stand by the hospital's chiller during an open house. Sunnybrook has teamed up with ...


SickKids’ new high-rise research lab
SickKids’ new high-rise research lab

The new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children. There are not many medical research facilities in the world that reach upwards for excellence. The vital work of finding better outcomes for children's health is ...


Healthcare is green at Fraser Health
Healthcare is green at Fraser Health

Glen Garrick and Ruth Abramson have been working to reduce the carbon, and environmental footprint of Fraser Health and other British Columbia health care organizations. From winter to summer and back, Fraser Health (FH) was completely carbon neutral in 2012. ...


Greening Health Care
Greening Health Care

Brian Dundas Canada-wide, hospitals spend approximately $750 million a year on utilities. Relative to other costs of healthcare, this may seem like small potatoes. Yet, Greening Health Care’s (GHC) member hospitals are proving that pursuing energy efficiency not only saves ...


Canada’s greenest hospital
Canada’s greenest hospital

 St. Mary’s Hospital in British Columbia is one of the greenest hospitals in North America. St. Mary’s Hospital, in Sechelt, British Columbia was conceived as a long-term asset to the community in terms of both conservation of resources and its ...


New pest control technology
New pest control technology

The pest management industry offers several recent innovations that can help hospitals. Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along – and it’s always evolving ...


Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care
Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care

UHN's Energy & EnvironmentTeam(l-r): Songyang Hu, Chad Berndt, Lisa Vanlint, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein, Mike Kurz University Health Network has been proudly green for almost fifteen years. Led by the Energy and Environment department, we breathe life into the motto ...


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