The Ontario Ministry of Energy recently introduced requirements for energy reporting for the broader public sector. Ontario Regulation 397/11 (O.Reg.397/11) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 requires certain public agencies — Municipalities, Municipal Service Boards, Universities, Colleges and Hospitals — to report on their energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually beginning in 2013, and to develop and implement five-year energy conservation and demand management (CDM) plans starting in 2014.
North Bay Regional Health Center (NBRHC) is committed to energy conservation through ongoing evaluation and management of energy usage. Initiatives to identify areas of potential energy reduction and cost savings through Energy Benchmarking and monitoring are in progress. These initiatives will help NBRHC and the Province of Ontario to achieve demand savings and GHG emission reduction targets. More information on the Ontario’s Green Energy Act and O.Reg.397/11 can be found at www.ene.gov.on.ca.