BGH receives government funding for energy upgrade


March 8, 2018 – Brockville General Hospital’s Charles Street site is becoming more energy efficient thanks to government funding.
Brockville General Hospital will be removing two old air handling units from their Charles Street site roof on March 15.  To allow for the work there will be a temporary reduction, to a single lane, on Ormond Street. This ensures the safety of workers and the community during the equipment removal.
Replacement of these air handling units, located at the Charles Street site, will result in better control of airflow in the west tower and will result in approximately $75,000 annual energy savings.
On March 19, Ormond Street traffic will be reduced again to support the installation of a new air handling unit.
Government funding
Ontario hospitals, including BGH, are responsible for planning infrastructure renewal activities to ensure that their facilities are in a good state of repair. To support infrastructure maintenance, the Ontario government created the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) program.
The HIRF program takes aim at supplementing infrastructure renewal projects. Following the summer 2017 HIRF funding announcement, we identified the replacement of outdated and inefficient air handling units as our priority. BGH received about $423,000 to support this year’s efforts.

Abby McIntyre
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Brockville General Hospital
613-345-5649 ext. 1504