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Energy and Carbon

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

Filter content below by Health Authority

Health Authority

The Lower Mainland 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.

    15%

    2020

    25%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions.

    5%

    2020

    50%

    2020

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity.

    15%

    2020

    50%

    2030

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

    5%

    2020

    25%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions.

    10%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity.

    15%

    2020

    50%

    2030

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

    20%

    2020

    30%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions.

    25%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity.

    30%

    2020

    50%

    2030

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

    15%

    2020

    30%

    2030

  • Reduce absolute in-scope GHG emissions.

    25%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Reduce in-scope GHG emissions intensity.

    30%

    2020

    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

    VCH Energy and
    Emissions Manager

    Kelly Lim

    VCH Energy Specialist

    Jeson Mak

    Fraser Health Energy and
    Emissions Manager

    Cathy McDonald

    Regional Energy
    Coordinator

    Gaurav Shah

    Providence Health Care
    Energy Specialist

    Sze Tam

    PHSA Energy Specialist

    Largest installation of electric vehicle charging stations in B.C. opens at Richmond Hospital

    Staff and patients now have the option to plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), as Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) rolls out the largest installation of EV charging stations in the province at Richmond Hospital. As part of our commitment to reducing our emissions and supporting projects that provide environmental health benefits to our staff and our communities, the project will see a total of 30 electric vehicle charging stations installed in the Richmond Hospital parkade. The installation will be rolled-out in phases starting April 21 with six EV stalls and increasing capacity based on feedback and demand.