|Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019
The Ontario Provincial Government, through the Green Energy Act 2009 and Ontario Regulation 397/11 requires all Public Agencies, including Hospitals, to prepare an Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan by July 1, 2014. This Plan is to be made available to the public on the Public Agency’s web site.
Goals and Objectives:
The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is committed to improving the efficiency of its energy consumption and to reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG). PSFDH has been proactive in the past and will continue its efforts to reduce GHG in the future.
Conservation Measures – Past and Planned:
In 2011, PSFDH entered into partnership with Honeywell Energy Solutions to reduce energy consumption and related costs at the GWM Site (Perth). This Energy and Facility Renewal Project, which started in November 2011, was to reduce CO2 emissions by 296 metric tons per year, which is equivalent to removing 49 medium size cars from local roads.
The GWM Site Energy and Facility Renewal Project included such measures as:
The project was targeted to save $117,857 in annual utility costs upon completion of the individual measures. For the first complete year after installation of measures total utility costs savings are reported as $125,073. This included an electrical reduction of 508,033 kw, a natural gas reduction of 52,462 m3, and water reduction of 16,516 m3.
Smiths Falls Site:
The Smiths Falls Site has just seen the completion of a redevelopment project in 2012 that saw the demolition of a building built in 1904, the construction of a new 58,000 sf. patient care wing and the renovation of the remaining 70,000 sf. buildings built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. As part of this redevelopment project, state of the art, energy efficient building service equipment has been installed in the Smiths Falls site.
Although the redevelopment of the Smiths Falls Site is only a couple of years old, PSFDH is currently working to identify the potential to further reduce energy consumption and related costs at the Smiths Falls Site. The current target is to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 200 metric tons per year depending on capital requirements. This could be the equivalent of removing approximately 30 medium size cars from the local roads. The potential cost savings of this reduction of energy usage is estimated to be up to $60,000 per year or from 10% of energy costs for the Smiths Falls Site.
The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will continue to work towards reducing its GHG emissions. The recent Energy and Facility Renewal Project at the GWM Site reduced energy usage and costs by almost 15%. It is estimated that a similar project at the Smiths Falls Site will result in energy reductions and costs of the same magnitude. Post implementation reviews will be conducted for both sites once historical information on project success is available and re-evaluation of energy reductions will be determined.
The hospital will also stay in tune with new technology that contributes to energy conservation in an effort to be at the forefront of GHG reduction.
Attached please find the PSFDH annual energy use and GHG emissions for 2012.