The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Greening Health Care program was launched in 2004 to helps hospitals work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through understanding their energy usage and the actions they can take to be more energy efficient, according to an article on the Torontoist website.
Over the past 13 years, the TRCA has helped 60 hospitals cut a combined 100,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, saving close to $28 million.
To date, Greening Health Care has demonstrated that there is a lot of room for energy savings in the healthcare sector, which historically produces a large amount of waste.
Data for all hospitals in Canada indicates that the sector is responsible for over a megaton of average greenhouse gas emissions every year.
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