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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Environmental Sustainability Performance

At SickKids we believe that patients and their families, staff and the community need a healthy planet, so over the years we have made a serious commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Led by the KidsGoGreen team, SickKids promotes a socially responsible work environment that contributes to a safe, healthy and ecologically efficient environment and sustainable low carbon future.

Current green initiatives:

  • Reduce waste and pollution by increasing the amount of material that is diverted from landfill, and reducing the amount of waste that is generated.
  • Invest in efficient technology and behaviour to reduce energy use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Promote healthier and environmentally sustainable modes of transportation options such as walking, cycling, transit and carpooling.

Achievements

  • 2017 Canadian Green Building Council LEED Gold Commercial Interior, PGCRL
  • 2015 Greening Health Care Five Percent Club Award, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL)
  • 2014 Greening Health Care Leadership Award
  • 2014 Ontario Hospital Association Energy Conservation Award
  • 2014 Canadian Green Building Council LEED Gold New Construction, PGCRL
  • 2009 Greening Health Care Five Percent Club Award, McMaster
  • 2009 Greening Health Care Five Percent Club Award, Annex
  • 2009 Greening Health Care Five Percent Club Award, Atrium
  • 2003 Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency, Energy Innovators Initiative

Green Energy Act

In compliance with Regulation 397/11 under the Green Energy Act, 2009, SickKids is required to make public its 5-year Conservation and Demand Management Plan and report annually on its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Conservation and Demand Management Plan

Energy Consumption and GHG Reports

The Green Energy Act data is two years behind current year, e.g. in 2018 it collected 2016 data. The first year of required reporting was 2011.