Health Care Without Harm – Asia, in partnership with the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), is hosting a workshop on Efficient Energy Options for the Health Care Sector on September 28 – 29 in Manila, Philippines. The event will provide an overview of various renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency initiatives that health care facilities can employ to reduce their environmental footprint.

Speakers at the event will discuss the impacts of energy use by the health sector, help identify potential renewable energy technologies appropriate for the specific needs and resources of a health care facility, and highlight opportunities for efficiency initiatives in specific energy intensive areas of a hospital.

The target participants are hospital administrators, hospital pollution control officers or related positions, health care organizations and networks, and hospital engineers.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Raphael Lopez, Health Energy Initiative Campaigner, Health Care Without Harm – Asia
  • Ms. Shiela Yap, Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital (GGHH member in the Philippines)
  • Engr. Ricardo Limpin, Philippine Heart Center (GGHH member in the Philippines)
  • Reino Panaligan, CREST
  • Arch. Mario Lawrence Suelto, Philippine Green Building Council
  • Ms. Moresa John Rome Reyes, GGHH Sustainability Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm – Asia

There will be a hospital tour of the Philippine Heart Center on the last day of the event.

The Issue

Massive energy consumption and energy choices of the health care sector impact both environmental and public health through the generation of carbon emissions.  Renewable energy alternatives can provide cleaner energy sources at a more practical cost. Energy efficiency complements renewable energy and is the most cost-efficient method for lowering consumption and energy expenditure

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