Toronto's Michael Garron Hospital energy conservation efforts have saved 419,000 kWh per year and earned it nearly $200,000 from Toronto Hydro, according to an article on the Toronto Observer website.
The East York hospital has reduced its energy consumption by installing low-flow toilets throughout the facility, replacing fluorescent light bulbs with LEDs and installing occupancy sensors.
Michael Garron plans to use LEED certification to ensure new buildings are energy-efficient. It will roll out its new Patient Care Centre next year using LEED Silver designation.
Every year, Toronto Hydro gives local hospitals cash incentives through its save-on-energy program