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ENERGY STAR for hospitals in Canada now released

Natural Resources Canada has released the ENERGY STAR Score for Hospitals in Canada.

May 21, 2014   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Natural Resources Canada has released the ENERGY STAR Score for Hospitals in Canada.

The new benchmarking tool is the latest update to Energy Star Portfolio Manager. It is Canada’s only government-backed, standardized energy benchmarking platform that uses a national data set based on Statistics Canada’s 2009 Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use.

The new online tool rates a hospital’s energy performance on a scale of 1 to 100 and allows the user to measure performance against other hospitals in the country.

The score applies to general medical and surgical hospitals, including critical access and children’s hospitals.

The Energy Star program was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is being adapted for Canada in association with Natural Resources Canada.

Other Canada-specific Energy Star benchmarking tools that have been developed so far are for K-12 schools and for commercial office buildings.

Click here  to find out more, or e-mail info.services @nrcan-rncan.gc.ca


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