Health care and social assistance
GHG Reduction Target
Leading the community in terms of improving the organization’s environmental impact and creating a progressive workplace where people want to be
Implementing sustainability initiatives that help manage the bottom line
Improving operations so they are being as least wasteful as possible
Hot Water Generation Update: Replaced 3, 80-gallon tank water heaters with a high efficiency boiler. The cost of the boiler was $15,000 with an estimated payback period of 7 years. Two of the replaced 80 gallon tank water heaters were then used to replace 4, 40-gallon tank electric water heaters.
Lighting upgrades: Upgraded from T-12 to T-8 at 3 story apartment buildings and at homeless shelters. This will create roughly $2,500 and $2,000 a year in estimated cost savings respectively.
Apartment Building Re-Lamping Upgrade: Complete upgrade of all common space and site lighting. This project is estimated to have annual energy savings of 40,000KW per year.
Fleet Review: Following a review of the organization’s travel requirements it was decided that they should reduce the total number of vehicles in service and upgrade to a few sustainable efficient vehicles instead.
HVAC control Upgrade: Installation of improved heating controls for MAU (Makeup Air Unit). This project is estimated to have 4000/m3 per year reduction in NG consumption.
Renewable Energy: Installed a 10 kW solar rooftop system.
Sweater Day: Held a Sweater Day to reduce office temperatures and stay cozy.
Geothermal Heating for 75 Charles Street Building: Geothermal provides the heating for the forced-air system in the vertical wells under the parking lot.