Situated along the shores of Lake Ontario, Providence Care Hospital incorporates environmentally friendly features to reduce its impact on the planet. This ultra-modern healthcare facility has been awarded LEED® Silver certification. The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system awards points for innovations that minimize the impact of new construction on humans and the environment.
“Achieving LEED® Silver certification demonstrates our commitment to being environmentally responsible and energy efficient,” said the hospital’s Krista Wells Pearce, Vice President, Planning & Corporate Support Services.
- Automated building control systems, such as for lights and window blinds
- Low-flow toilets and faucets to reduce water consumption
- Expansive natural light throughout the hospital to offset the need for artificial light during the day
This is not the first time Providence Care Hospital has been recognized for being ‘green’; in September 2019, it received a cheque for $514,000 as part of the High Performance New Construction Incentive. The incentive was offered as one of Ontario’s electricity conservation programs to encourage a higher level of efficiency when constructing new facilities.
For more information on Providence Care’s green initiatives, visit: https://www.providencecare.ca/providence-care-hospital-achieves-leed-silver-certification