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Halton Healthcare Receives over $920,000 in Incentives for Energy Efficiency Equipment at the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Oakville Hydro Media Release

(Oakville, ON) June 17, 2016 – Significant energy conservation efforts made at the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital were recognized today, with representatives from Halton Healthcare, Oakville Hydro, the Independent Electricity System Operator (“IESO”), the Town of Oakville and the Province of Ontario on hand for the celebration.

With the assistance of Oakville Hydro, Halton Healthcare received over $920,000 towards energy efficiency equipment at the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital through an incentive offered by the IESO’s Save on Energy HIGH PERFORMANCE NEW CONSTRUCTION (“HPNC”) program. 

The HPNC program provides design assistance and incentives for building owners and planners who design and implement energy efficient equipment within their new space.   Modifications include energy recovery systems, energy efficient LED lighting and controls, high efficiency boilers and chillers with variable volume air handling and pumping systems and water reduction systems, all of which were designed to reduce the energy intensity of the facility. 

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“It is great to have Halton Healthcare participate in one of the Save on Energy programs, which saves energy and costs over the long term.  The measures put in place avoid an electrical demand of 3,252 kW and reduce electrical consumption of over 16,700,000 kWh annually.  This is enough energy to supply 1,850 homes in Oakville with electricity annually.” – Rob Lister, President and CEO, Oakville Hydro

 “I am so pleased that Oakville businesses are focusing on eligible energy conservation programs and thrilled that the new hospital was able to incorporate energy efficiency equipment in their state of the art facility.  Focusing on conservation is one of the things that make Oakville the most livable town in Canada.” – Town of Oakville Mayor, Rob Burton

“Ontario commends Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Oakville Hydro for working together to get the details right on energy efficiency.  Their energy efficient decisions mean that this building will not only cost less to operate, but it will produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, bringing forward the government’s collective effort to reduce greenhouse gas pollution to fight climate change, as well as creating efficiencies and savings for Ontarians over the next five years.” – Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn

“The whole community benefits when organizations such as the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital take advantage of the IESO’s Save on Energy incentive programs to manage their electricity use and reduce costs.  In this case, energy efficiency was literally built into the plans for the hospital from the ground up.  We are pleased to support this project, and we encourage other organizations and businesses to find out what Save on Energy programs can do for you.” – Terry Young, Vice-President, Conservation and Corporate Relations, IESO

“The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is a thoughtfully designed, state-of-the-art centre of healthcare excellence. Although eight storeys tall and 1.6 million square feet in size, OTMH is very energy efficient, incorporating many innovative technologies to reduce its environmental footprint.

This incentive award is evidence of our commitment to the environment. This fabulous new building is designed to LEED® Silver standards and we are proud to have been recognized by the High Performance New Construction incentive program for achieving a Tier 3 level of more than 50% energy savings.” – Denise Hardenne, President and CEO, Halton Healthcare

About Oakville Hydro

Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 68,000 families and businesses in Oakville.  The company maintains an active commitment to safety, conservation and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community. 

For more information, please visit www.oakvillehydro.com, follow us on Twitter @oakvillehydro, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oakvillehydro.  For information on power interruptions, visit www.oakvilleoutages.ca.

Halton Healthcare

Halton Healthcare is a healthcare organization comprised of three exemplary community hospitals – Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  Together, these hospitals provide healthcare services to more than 325,000 residents in the communities of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.

About Save on Energy

Save on Energy programs offer financial support and technical expertise to help homeowners and businesses across Ontario reach their energy management goals.  Powered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and offered by local hydro companies, Save on Energy supports Ontarians to realize the many benefits from using energy wisely.

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