Providence Care Hospital high-performance construction saves enough energy to power 45 homes

August 28, 2019

Providence Care Hospital high-performance construction saves enough energy to power 45 homes

Reduces emissions equaling 374 passenger cars, driven for a year

Providence Care Hospital is dedicated to energy efficiency! The hospital implemented various energy efficiency initiatives in the high performance construction of its new facility on King Street:

  • LED lights optimized for building occupants and the availability of daylight
  • Waste heat from chillers used to heat the building
  • Energy recovery ventilation pre-cools or pre-heats air, depending on the season
  • Efficient design of building systems
  • Careful selection of fans
  • High performance building envelope to optimize air systems

Overall, these measures are projected to save approximately 423,000 kWh electricity and 1,760,000 kg carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e). That’s enough electricity to power 45 homes and emissions equaling 374 passenger cars, driven for a year. Congratulations on the success of your energy saving initiatives.

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To help fund these improvements, Randy Murphy, Chief Financial Officer and Caitlin Newey, Conservation Officer for Utilities Kingston (on the right) presented an energy incentive cheque to Michelle Podhy, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Michele Mahoney, Planning Executive Assistant, Chris Mackey, Director Facilities Management (left to right).