Nova Scotia Health Authority named recipient of 2019 Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award

April 8, 2019

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) was named recipient of the 2019 Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award.

One of NSHA’s priorities is a continued focus on energy-environmental projects that provide cost effective solutions as well as the reduction of greenhouse gases and the improvement of the organization’s carbon footprint. It is through the successful completion of these projects that NSHA is able to show its commitment to facilitate changes in the organization’s operations to enhance sustainability.

This strategy has demonstrated important reductions in the NSHA carbon footprint through implementation of energy projects and environmental initiatives. Verified electrical savings of 7.3 GWh/yr have been achieved in 2018-19, which exceeds the NSHA target of 2.8 GWh/yr by 160%. The benefits to patients, staff and the general public through improved comfort, enhanced lighting and the positive effects on operations in equipment renewal and effective use of utilities further illustrate the importance of this program.

The Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes a progressive healthcare organization that has implemented organizational wide initiatives demonstrating environmental responsibility through the reduction of energy usage, the preservation of natural resources and effective waste diversion solutions.

The award is sponsored by Honeywell. Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program and will be presented at the Honouring Health Leadership event on June 9, 2019 in Toronto prior to the 2019 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC).

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7218, ext. 213