Sponsors: Regional District of Kitimat Stikine
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS the Provincial LEED Gold Standard has been instituted province wide for construction of public infrastructure and is applicable to construction of new medical facilities, including hospitals and residential care facilities;
AND WHEREAS the LEED Gold Standard is designed to make these facilities more energy and cost effective and can add an additional 3% to 10% to the capital cost of these facilities;
AND WHEREAS the Regional Hospital Boards and their local tax payers contribute 40% towards the capital cost of new facilities but gain no direct benefit from the LEED Gold Standard as its results contribute only to operating costs:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Province of BC to mitigate the increased cost to the Regional Health Board contribution of the capital cost of these new facilities by reducing Regional Hospital Districts share of construction costs by basing the split on the base line cost before cost of instituting LEED Gold Standards on a project by project basis.
The UBCM Membership has not previously considered a resolution that asks the Provincial Government to mitigate the increased cost for LEED Gold hospital capital projects.
Regional Hospital Boards are asked to provide a voluntary contribution of 40% towards capital projects.