Hospital Energy Efficiency Program
In support of the Action Plan, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) launched the evidence-based Hospital Energy Efficiency Program (HEEP) for 2017-18, to improve the energy efficiency of Ontario’s public hospitals in order to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and redirect energy-related cost savings back into patient care.
Pending confirmation of funds, hospitals will have the opportunity to apply for 2018-19 financial support through a dedicated grants-based fund to retrofit their facilities with energy efficient technologies including but not limited to improving or replacing building climate controls and building envelope upgrades. While not eligible for funding through HEEP, hospitals should also consider building recommissioning activities as part of their energy management conservations plans.
HEEP will be fully aligned with the results of the MOHLTC’s Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP). For 2018-19, there will be two types of projects that hospitals can apply for: Green Energy Flag Retrofits and Exceptional Circumstance Project Retrofits. Any requirement or collection of requirements that have energy savings potential flag(s) as indicated in the Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP), database, and meet defined eligibility criteria, will be considered eligible for 2018-19 funding consideration through a Business Case application process outlined in the subsequent sections of this training and the 2018-19 HEEP Guidelines.
For more information, hospitals and interested stakeholders are encouraged to click on the links below to download current documents associated with this process.