Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award

This award recognizes a progressive healthcare organization that has implemented programs that demonstrate environmental responsibility through the reduction of energy usage, the preservation of natural resources and effective waste diversion solutions.

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2019 Recipient: Nova Scotia Health Authority


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. Click here for the full article

Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2018, Markham Stouffville Hospital

2017, Horizon Health Network

2016, University Health Network 

2015, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 

2014, Trillium Health Partners 

2013, Vancouver Island Health Authority 

2012, The Ottawa Hospital 

2011, Interior Health Authority