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Energy and Carbon

Reduce our carbon footprint
by increasing energy efficiency
and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

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Health Organization

B.C. health organizations are committed to reducing their energy and carbon footprint without compromising patient care or employee comfort. Programs include existing building upgrades, new expansion and facility design and construction, maintenance and operations of facilities, and staff engagement.

Goals and impact

  • Achieve climate-neutral operations by increasing energy efficiency, switching to a low-carbon supply and purchasing carbon offsets.
  • Reduce reliance on fossil fuels to mitigate negative climate impacts, increase climate resiliency and support human health into the future.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and align with the Climate Change Accountability Act and the CleanBC plan.
  • Analyze and report on energy consumption and budgets to increase organizational knowledge of the environmental and financial benefits of this work.
  • Integrate low-carbon resilience design strategies into capital projects and new developments.
  • Incorporate Energy and Carbon activities into all other Focus Areas.

  • Reduce energy-use intensity (EUI) of core sites (2007 baseline).

    20%

    2025

    25%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    16%

    2025

    50%

    2020

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    25%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce energy-use intensity (EUI) of core sites (2007 baseline).

    7%

    2025

    15%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    16%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    32%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce energy-use intensity (EUI) of core sites (2007 baseline).

    25%

    2025

    30%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    30%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    40%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce energy-use intensity (EUI) of core sites (2007 baseline).

    15%

    2025

    30%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    30%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity of core and leased sites (2007 baseline).

    40%

    2025

    50%

    2030

  • Facilitation and support

    Sabah Ali

    Regional Energy
    Coordinator

    Ghazal Ebrahimi

    PHSA Energy and
    Emissions Manager

    Mehrdad Gharibnavaz

    Providence Health Care
    Energy and Emissions
    Manager

    Kori Jones

    Vancouver Coastal Health Energy and
    Emissions Manager

    Kelly Lim

    Vancouver Coastal Health Energy Specialist

    Jeson Mak

    Fraser Health Energy and
    Emissions Manager

    Cathy McDonald

    Regional Thermal Energy Manager

    Suman Mandal

    Providence Health Care
    Energy Specialist

    Vacant

    PHSA Energy Specialist

    FeatureD Story

    VGH is on the path to becoming the first Canadian health-care facility to become ISO 50001 compliant

    One of the biggest energy and environmental sustainability projects happening at Vancouver Coastal Health is one that most staff and patients won’t be able to see: The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard implementation at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). The initiative was started in 2021, making VGH the first health facility in Canada to pursue ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) compliance.