Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital receives national recognition for commitment to energy efficiency

SAINT JOHN – Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) is being recognized on a national level for its commitment to energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable practices after being presented with an ENERGY STAR Canada Award.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the federal department which oversees ENERGY STAR certification for buildings and consumer products, as well as its namesake awards program, have confirmed SJRH as the 2022 winner in the “Building of the Year – Hospital” category.

The ENERGY STAR Canada Awards recognize businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements in Canada.

Award winners earn the prized recognition of being the best in their class—and use of a special ENERGY STAR winner’s symbol.

“Horizon is proud to maintain a culture that promotes environmental sustainability and stewardship, while reducing waste, emissions and improving energy efficiency across our organization, and receiving this ENERGY STAR award provides further validation of this commitment,” said Jeff Carter, Horizon VP Capital Assets, Infrastructure and Operations.

“The important work being done at SJRH and across our organization not only reduces our environmental impact, but also helps improve the comfort of patients and staff while reducing our operating costs.”

This isn’t the first time SJRH has been recognized under the ENERGY STAR program. In 2018, the hospital became the first health care facility in Canada to earn the ENERGY STAR certification label for advancing energy efficiency.

Over the years, the hospital has implemented a number of key changes which have boosted its overall energy performance.

These include the addition of occupancy sensors in washrooms and administrative areas, switching from pneumatic to digital thermostats, upgraded lighting and lighting controls, retrofitted air handling units and newly installed solar panels.

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.

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