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Anna-Laberge Hospital Rewarded Twice Over

The energy efficiency project carried out by the Énergère team for Anna-Laberge Hospital (CISSS Montérégie-West) has won two prestigious prizes!

ÉNERGIA AWARD
On May 31, 2018, industry experts met in Laval for the 28th Énergia Competition, hosted by the Quebec Energy Control Association, to highlight excellence in Quebec achievement and to celebrate home-grown energy efficiency engineering. This competition is made up of eight categories that involve the construction industry, technological innovation, industrial processes, integrated management and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud to announce that the Anna-Laberge Hospital project won the 2018 Énergia Award in the Existing Building – Institutional Sector category.

NOVAE AWARD
Riding this momentum, the Anna-Laberge Hospital project captured another prize: the 2018 Novae Award in the Energy category. This competition rewards best practices in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility in Quebec. Novae prize winners were announced June 5 at Montreal’s Phi Centre.

THE EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE ANNA-LABERGE HOSPITAL
CISSS Montérégie-West has invested $6 million to implement energy-efficiency upgrades and reduce operating costs for six of its buildings: the Anna-Laberge Hospital, the Centre d’hébergement de Châteauguay, the Centre d’hébergement de La Prairie, the Centre d’hébergement de Saint-Rémi, the Jardin-du-Québec Community Health Centre (CLSC) and the Kateri Community Health Centre (CLSC). Of these six buildings, the Anna-Laberge Hospital received the most upgrades and $4.7 million in investments. This single, sizable sustainable development project combines modernisation, energy-efficient performance and conservation of drinking water.

This project included the replacement of outdated steam boilers, modernisation of hot water heaters, installation of state-of-the-art heat pump system and an array of 30 solar thermal panels. Thanks to a thorough recommissioning approach, optimisation of control sequences has also significantly improved the performance of all heating, cooling and ventilation networks. Also, a widespread lighting conversion towards LED and T5 fluorescent technologies was carried out.

The project led to the following results:

• Reduced overall energy consumption by 31% resulting in a unit value of 1.41 GJ/m²/year
• Reduced energy bill by $241,325 per year (a 20% reduction)
• Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 57%
• Reduced water usage by 8.5 million litres, or nine Olympic-sized pools, per year
• Performance of 99.2% following the first year of energy monitoring

Looking forward, the environmental and economic impact of a project like this will enable the Anna-Laberge Hospital to better serve its community and to show its commitment to sustainable development.

Énergère is proud to have been closely involved in this great success.

Relevant links (French only):
Énergère reports
Novae 2018 winners

Prix Énergia 2018
Prix Novae 2018

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