Niagara Health System

Monitoring Member

The Niagara Health System (NHS) is a multi-site hospital amalgamation comprised of 6 sites serving 430,000 residents across the 12 municipalities making up the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The NHS provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinics/services at six sites, but has also taken on the additional duty of caring for the environment.

Niagara Health System aims to increase service for patients and employees, while reducing energy costs, water usage and environmental footprint through infrastructure and operational improvements. NHS believes in the importance of responsible building design and renovation to reduce the operating costs and environmental impacts associated with daily operations. Using less energy and water, LEED-certified buildings, such as the St. Catharines site, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for patients, staff, and the community.

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Recent Goals & Focus Areas

Recent Sustainable Projects

Lighting Retrofits (2015)

NHS replaced 3500 light bulbs with energy efficient options. 

Strategic Energy Management Plan (2015)

NHS developed a plan to set emission reduction targets.

Recycling Initiatives (2015)

Initiatives were created for recycling plastics, paper, electronics, and organics.