District Cooling Retrofit at Toronto General Hospital – Saving Money While Improving Infrastructure

District Cooling Retrofit at Toronto General Hospital – Saving Money While Improving Infrastructure

Toronto General Hospital is undergoing a major retrofit of its central chilled water plant, one that will fundamentally improve the system’s capabilities and dramatically reduce electricity costs.  The plant is essential to services at the hospital, providing chilled water to equipment and ventilation.  It cools operating rooms, equipment for MRI and CT scans, servers, rooms with -80ºC freezers, the cyclotron, as well as all the clinics, patient rooms, and offices throughout TGH’s two million square feet.  The new system will save the Continue reading

Staying Green at UHN: A Student Perspective

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Hello! My name is Lauren and I am a fourth-year undergrad student at U of T, studying in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Studies, and Philosophy. I have been working as a placement student with the Energy and Environment team since September, and now that my placement is Continue reading

Food in Hospitals – Bon Appétit

There was a lot of food for thought in the HealthAchieve November 6th session:  Bon Appétit – Sustainable Food in the Healthcare Environment. Missed it? Fear not, we’ve got the goods below, starting with a biggie:

Climate Change Resiliency

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And the Inter-Hospital Challenge winner is???

 

 

Waste Reduction Week (WRW) … a Canada-wide event reminding us to practice them there 3R’s. For the second year running, we Continue reading

Bon Appétit at HealthAchieve

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The Sixth Sensor – I See Live People!

Looks like I might be starting a trend referencing old 90’s movies on the Talkin’ Trash blog. This time, with Halloween fast approaching, we are taking a spookier turn as we look at the recent stairwell lighting project at TRI University Centre.

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Quick Quiz for Inter-Hospital Challenge

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Play the 2 minute quiz and help your site win the challenge!

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