The Charles Street site of the Brockville General Hospital is becoming more energy efficient thanks to funding from the government.

Thanks to money from the provincial government two outdated air handling units will be removed from the roof on Wednesday the 15th. To create a safe working environment for the community and workers, Ormond Street will be reduced to a single lane. Ormond will be closed again on March 19th while a new air handling unit is installed.

According to BGH the replaced air handling units will give the hospital better control of airflow in the west tower, saving the hospital around $75,000 in energy a year. The money is coming from the Ontario Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund program, which is specifically designed to fund maintenance and keep health facilities in good working order.

This year BGH says they will receive around $425,000 from the HIRF program.