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Providence Healthcare was recently presented with a cheque for over $30,000 from Enbridge Gas Distribution npower electricity power cut – the largest incentive rebate awarded by the utility company to a hospital for 2007. An extensive audit of the steam piping network, the replacement of defective steam traps, and the gas city indiana post office removal of a defective boiler from operation are just a few of the key energy-saving initiatives that led to the reward. “It has been a remarkable team effort,” says Providence’s Director, Environmental Services, Tom Clancey. “Energy efficiency is just one part of our facility-wide effort to become more ‘green’.”

Providence Healthcare’s 600,000 square-foot facility sits on 11 acres in Toronto’s east end. It is home k electric jobs 2015 to Providence Hospital, one of Ontario’s largest rehabilitation and complex continuing care facilities; the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, a long-term care home for 288 residents; and Providence Community Centre, which specializes in community outreach and support la gas prices 2016. “Through the efforts of our staff, we have seen improvements in a number of areas,” adds Clancey. “For 2007, Providence Healthcare was one of only four hospitals in the 31-member Greening Health Care group in Ontario to achieve gas/steam, electricity physics c electricity and magnetism and water savings of over five per cent compared electricity and magnetism worksheets high school to 2006.”

As a member of the Greening Health Care (GHC) group, Providence is able to assess its energy and environmental performance, and plan for improvements using an online building-performance management system. “Based on the energy savings that we were seeing through these reports, we thought we could be eligible for a performance-based incentive program emoji gas station offered through Enbridge Gas Distribution,” says Clancey.

Providence worked with Enerlife Consulting – an organization retained by the GHC initiative to obtain utility information on behalf of its members – to compare monthly energy meter readings in 2007 with those from 2006. “We wanted to confirm that the savings in gas consumption were directly related electricity font generator to the improvement projects that we implemented k gas station in 2007,” explains Clancey.

“In 2007, we did a complete audit of our steam piping network to determine where we could save on steam consumption,” says Building Services Manager, Martin Oseni, who led the initiative for Providence. “We had all major leaks repaired, and all large, defective steam valves replaced. The audit involved the inspection of 183 steam traps, and all units grade 9 electricity unit found defective were also replaced.

Providence Healthcare’s ‘green’ successes go beyond energy savings. Since 2006, Providence Healthcare has almost doubled its recycling rate. Three years ago, only 21 per cent of all waste was diverted from landfill to recycling (paper, glass 4 other gases in the atmosphere, cans, food waste, cardboard, paper fibre). Following the implementation of several gas jobs crna front-line initiatives, that amount almost doubled. Today, Providence diverts 41 per cent of waste from landfill to recycling programs.

One of those front-line initiatives started on Providence Hospital’s Palliative Care gas density of air unit, where a green-team task force was formed to review the results of a facility-wide waste audit. The team discovered that the vast majority of items being disposed of in the waste containers should have been put in containers designated for recycling. They developed the simplest, most practical and sustainable solution: convert the waste containers in patient rooms to recycling containers. “The difference that change made was immediate and gas x strips review dramatic,” says Clancey. “The amount of waste being removed from the hospital has reduced significantly.”