Once construction was complete, our hospital applied for and achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at the silver level through the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council). This certificate was attained due to the hospital’s energy efficiency, water conservation, selection of materials, construction practices that minimize environmental impacts, recycling and improved indoor air quality for building occupants. It is also noteworthy that Woodstock Hospital was one of the first new hospital projects in Canada where the team was able to achieve an Innovation and Design Process LEED point for “Places of Respite”, with its central courtyard and continuous corridor design creating a high quality healing atmosphere for patients, visitors and staff.
This year, we were ranked in the top five hospital’s in Ontario for waste diversion. Based on data submitted to the Green Hospital Scorecard, Woodstock Hospital ranked among the top five scorers in the waste category! The waste score is based on a combination of the amount of waste produced, the amount of waste diverted, and the presence of waste management policies.
For the past three years we have diverted over 30% of our general waste including the diversion of operating room linen wraps, organic waste, air filter recycling and using reusable totes for receiving supplies, eliminating excess packaging at the source. We are also proud to be the recipient of a Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) Award for outstanding results in recycling and waste diversion and a Green Hospital of the Year finalist