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
Webinar December 4, 2013 - Register Now!
Leading in Complex Environments - Evolving to Succeed
The traditional hierarchical leadership structures we have traditionally worked in were never designed for the fast-paced adaptations we need to make in order to improve our health system performance. As a health system we have compounded the problem by not investing sufficiently in the development of leadership capacity. This webinar will identify some of the most pressing issues we face and discuss how using the LEADS framework can greatly assist in reorienting around the behaviours of successful leadership. The webinar will identify how the College is supporting the development of leadership capacity and will invite CHES members to reflect on the importance of health leadership as a system asset and the personal contributions they can make in helping move the health system forward.
A proposed amendment to the Energy Efficiency Regulations revising the minimum energy performance standards for general service lighting (light bulbs) to align with those standards in effect in the United States was pre-published on October 5, 2013 in the Canada Gazette, Part I at http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2013/2013-10-05/html/reg6-eng.html
Interested persons are invited to provide comments on the proposed changes by Thursday, December 19, 2013.
For contact information, please refer to the Canada Gazette or in PDF, go to page 2316 at http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2013/2013-10-05/pdf/g1-14740.pdf [PDF, 1.8 MB]
Publication préalable du règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l'efficacité énergétique du Canada
Avis – octobre 2013
Un projet de modification au Règlement sur l’efficacité énergétique concernant les normes minimales de rendement énergétique pour les lampes standards (ampoules) aux fins d’alignement avec les normes aux États-Unis a été prépublié, le 5 octobre 2013, dans la Partie I de la Gazette du Canada à l’adresse http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2013/2013-10-05/html/reg6-fra.html
Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à fournir des commentaires sur les modifications proposées d'ici le jeudi 19 décembre 2013.
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.
"You can't manage what you don't measure"
In 2012 CHES partnered with the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the Healthcare Institute (HCI), an affiliate of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in a healthcare facilities maintenance and operation benchmarking project called Benchmarking 2.0.