The Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel named recipient of 2022 Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award

April 11, 2022

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that the Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel was named recipient of the 2022 Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award.

The Institut national Philippe-Pinel has become a leader in environmental health and sustainable development in Quebec. They have been recognized by receiving awards of excellence from the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal and from the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, as well as being granted the ICI ON RECYCLE+ certification from RECYC-QUÉBEC.

Their action plan, to ensure the institution’s new sustainable development policy, includes initiatives on various themes ranging from responsible procurement to residual materials management, including energy efficiency, water management, air quality and climate change. All these initiatives, led by the technical services department, are also supported by senior management, who take part in various activities such as tree planting. Patients were also assigned tasks to develop new skills related to their care plan, such as building garden composters and maintaining flower beds.

The energy efficiency projects resulted in an annual reduction of 54% in greenhouse gases (GHG) and 35% in energy consumption. Other waste reduction solutions for several commonly used items such as coffee cups and dishes used by patients have enabled the Institute to reduce its total waste by more than seven tons per year.

The organisation’s initiatives also included the planting of 3,000 trees, the acquisition of 2 beehives, the installation of a green wall, and the installation of 5 charging stations for electric cars, spaces dedicated to carpooling, and bicycle parking.

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 virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2022.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:Christian Coulombe
Vice-President, Marketing & Membership
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213