Woodstock Hospital named recipient of 2021 Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award

April 12, 2021

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Woodstock Hospital was named recipient of the 2021 Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award.

Built in 2011, Woodstock Hospital was the first in Ontario to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and the first in Canada to achieve this certification at the silver level. As part of the ‘Growing’ pillar in Woodstock Hospital’s 2020-2025 strategic plan, they strive to “continue to advance energy conservation management through sustainable use of energy and waste reduction”.

Woodstock Hospital’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and energy best practices is evident in the recent installation of 21 electric car-charging stations, operationalized co-gen plant, and the completion of a 135 kW solar roof top project.

Since 2014, they have improved their waste diversion rate by an estimated 15%. With the establishment of the Environmental Advisory Committee, Woodstock Hospital was the proud recipient of a Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) Award for outstanding results in recycling and waste diversion in 2015. With the support from the hospital’s Board of Directors, Senior Team, and staff, the hospital has a deeply embedded culture of environmental sustainability, and continues to build upon green initiatives year after year.

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, 2021.

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

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications 
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213