EPA, in partnership with business and community leaders, is challenging building owners across the country to improve the efficiency of their buildings by 10% or more. EPA estimates that if each building owner took on this challenge, by 2015 Americans would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 MMTCE, equivalent to the emissions from 15 million vehicles, while saving about $10 billion.
More than 20 associations, states, businesses, and organizations joined EPA to announce the ENERGY STAR Challenge, including the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2003 and 2005 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year, respectively.
“ASHE supports the ENERGY STAR Challenge. It won’t be easy, but for hospitals that choose it, saving 10% of their energy will be a ’win’ for their patients, public health, and the environment,” said Dr. Al Sunseri, Executive Director of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. “Along the way, these engineers will distinguish themselves as leaders in best practices and managerial excellence. And that’s a goal worthy of any healthcare professional. We believe in ENERGY STAR because we’ve seen proven results and will continue to promote and fulfill this productive partnership.”
For more information on the ENERGY STAR challenge, visit www.energystar.gov/challenge.