New Brampton, Ontario Health Facility’s Energy-Efficient Design Pays Off

William Osler health System

July 19, 2017

Alectra Utilities’ collaboration with William Osler Health System in the design of its new facility resulted in energy savings of 3,233,587 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year and electrical demand savings of 856 kilowatts, an amount equal to removing 367 homes from the grid compared to a conventionally designed facility.

Through Ontario’s Save on Energy (High Performance New Construction) program, the facility received an incentive of $523,696 for the project plus an additional $85,616 for the design requirements needed to achieve these goals. Featured in the photo (L-R): John Marshman and Joanne Flewwelling and Ann Ford, William Osler Health System, Harinder Malhi – MPP Brampton-Springdale, Vic Dhillon – MPP Brampton West, and Mark Henderson and April Currey, Alectra Utilities.

The building features greater lighting power density, lighting controls, and high-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment, including air handlers with ERV (energy recovery ventilation) technology. These systems allow the building to perform substantially better than other comparable facilities in both electricity and gas usage.

This new 607,913 square foot integrated health and wellness centre specializes in health care services equipped with high-tech diagnostics that provides services in day surgery, urgent care, seniors’ rehabilitation and wellness services, women’s, children’s and adolescent care as well as mental health programs.

“Alectra is proud to recognize the William Osler Health System’s vision to create an energy-efficient facility that brings health services to the community through its new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness,” says Mark Henderson, SVP, Energy Solutions & Services for Alectra Energy Solutions.”

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