The CHES Membership Committee has developed a new CHES Chapter Award, the President’s Award. This new Award was approved at the CHES Board of Directors meeting on September 21, 2013. It will be awarded for the first time at the CHES 2014 National Conference in Saint John NB.
We encourage all of you to volunteer and help your Chapter strive to be the first President’s Award recipient. Scoring for this award will be based on enthusiasm and participation, ensuring fairness regardless of chapter size.
CHES announces their Corporate/Associate Member Advisory Council. We are seeking “Expressions of Interest” from our members to sit on this council.
The Council will be responsible for the following actions:
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2014
For more info on the Council
CHES Ontario, together with strategic partner the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and technical partner, ICF Marbek, are excited to release information on HealthCare Energy Leaders Ontario, a new energy conservation initiative to help Ontario health care organisations.
Funded under the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Energy Efficiency Services Providers (EESPs) initiative, HELO is part of a province-wide capability-building initiative to provide resources directly electricity users.
According to Allan Kelly, CHES Ontario Chapter chair, “we are very enthusiastic about the new energy efficiency partnership with the Coalition and all it will bring to our members across the province. We’ve assembled a tremendously talented team that will be out in the field helping to identify energy efficiency opportunities. Together with the technical expertise of ICF Marbek, this is a fabulous opportunity for those of us whose mandate includes energy management to learn from our peers, such as those in BC where a similar program has been running, and exchange ideas on how we can implement energy efficiency initiatives and retain more money for patient services.”
Details at: www.greenhealthcare.ca/HELO
The anticipated release of CSA Z7396.1-12 - Medical Gas Pipeline Systems has now become a reality and is available through the CSA on-line store. This latest version is the continuing evolution of requirements for these life safety systems and addresses some new items including Anesthetic Gas Scavenging Systems (AGSS), Installer Qualifications, expanded focus on maintenance, and greater detail in the Annexes.