The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country. To meet the needs and expectations of providing the best in child and family-centred care, creating ground-breaking clinical and scientific advancements, and training the next generation of experts in child care, SickKids has embarked on Project Horizon to expand and transform the current campus. By 2035, SickKids plans to have completed the new 22-storey Patient Support Centre, and two new hospital towers: the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower and the Ambulatory Care Tower.
SickKids’ efforts in energy management and sustainability are exhibited in both existing buildings and future buildings on the campus. Water conservation, sustainable building design/management, electricity and steam efficiency, along with encouraging staff engagement in green initiatives, are all key parts of SickKids’ strategy to mobilize a green-friendly organization. Sustainability is a core principle of Project Horizon: Be responsible stewards of our resources and consciously support the well-bring of present and future generations. SickKids plans to extend its sustainability initiatives through Project Horizon – designing spaces based on WELL Building Standards, Toronto Green Standards and LEED Gold Standards wherever possible. There is also a large focus on employing biophilic design (integrating green spaces both indoors and outdoors to promote a healing environment) which will naturally result in a greener, more environmentally friendly campus. Learn more about SickKids sustainability plans.
Profiles presented are based on information provided by participants. Participants’ GHG emissions performance published are based on utility data submitted and converted to GHG emissions. The emission factors applied aligns with the period of energy data reported (2020). The emission factors utilized for the conversion are calculated based on a combination of sources: Government of Canada (National Inventory Report & Canada’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements), Government of Ontario (Guide: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting), The Atmospheric Fund (A Clearer View on Ontario’s Emissions – Electricity emissions factors and guidelines) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Chemical Composition of Natural Gas).