The Green Energy Act was introduced into Ontario legislature in 2009 to encourage energy conservation, renewable energy production, and to promote a green economy. Ontario Regulation 397/11, part of the Green Energy Act, 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. In compliance with the above regulation, Kingston General Hospital is also required to make these reports public.
By July 1, 2013 the required data reporting from 2011 was published. Following this pattern, annual data from two years prior will be published each year by July 1.
Results from 2011 and subsequent years can be found in the following documents:
- Energy Reporting 2012
- Greening Health Care Annual Report 2012
- Energy Reporting 2011
By July 1, 2014 energy conservation and demand management measures are also to be publicly reported. Our current plan can be found in the following document:
At Kingston General Hospital we believe in taking a leadership role in protecting our environment and thereby improving the health of our community. The measures we are taking will reduce our carbon footprint and avert the problems associated with environmental hazards like smog, acid rain and global warming; some of which have a direct impact on the well-being of KGH’s patients, staff and the surrounding population.
- OHA Green Hospital Scorecard Silver award 2015
- 2015 SWITCH Sustainable Energy Award / Kingston Hydro Electricity Conservation Award
- Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society's (CHES) Wayne McLellan Award of Excellence 2014
- OHA Water Conservation & Protection Award 2014
- OHA Green Hospital Scorecard Bronze award 2013
- 2011 SWITCH Sustainable Energy Award / Kingston Hydro Electricity Conservation Award