According to the American College of Healthcare Executives, 67% of Chief Executive Officers list financial challenges as their number one concern. Organizations can increase their financial savings by focusing on energy management. The most energy-efficient organizations in America use 35% less energy, on average, than their competitors. How is your organization performing?
One this page you’ll find information geared not only for healthcare executives, but also tools and resources to help other employees communicate to high-level decision makers.
Many organizations identify opportunities to improve energy performance and obtain financial savings by understanding their past and current energy use. The U.S. EPA’s energy performance rating system within Portfolio Manager is used to track the energy consumption of eligible facilities over time and rate them on a scale of 1–100 relative to similar buildings nationwide.
Learn how to use Portfolio Manager by attending an online training right from your own office or conference room. If you are interested in a private, online training to help meet your organization’s benchmarking goals, please contact the ENERGY STAR Healthcare Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPA works with leading energy information and bill handling services to provide EPA’s 1–100 rating for eligible buildings directly within their products. To learn more about this service and participating companies, visit the automated benchmarking page.
Increasing energy demand, global climate change, and constrained energy supplies are likely to impact how energy affects your business in the future. Is your company prepared for the energy challenges that lie ahead?
The ground-breaking report, Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead, reveals what twenty leading U.S. companies recommend businesses should do now to prepare for the risks and opportunities of our energy future.
ENERGY STAR’s Healthcare Energy Savings Financial Analysis Calculators are design to calculate the financial impact of improved energy performance for your organization. Click the link to learn more.
Identify organizations in your state that sponsor energy efficiency programs that are partnered with ENERGY STAR. Such programs may offer financial and technical assistance to improve the energy efficiency of your facilities.
Learn about energy efficiency tax incentives available to commercial organizations made available by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Communicating to your employees about your organization's commitment to energy savings and the environment will engage your staff and enable them to take pride in the organization's accomplishment. Visit the Challenge Toolkit to find innovative communications ideas.
AHA recognizes ASHE leaders in energy savings
Making the Case: Selling Energy Management Initiatives to Executives (65.1KB)
Boosting Your Bottom Line Through Improved Energy Use (120KB) | HTML Managing the Margin, June 2005
Environmental Leadership through Energy Management | HTML Inside ASHE,
“Every dollar saved on energy costs is a dollar that is devoted to improving medical care for our patients.”
—Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
“There is a direct link between healing the individual and healing this planet...We will not have healthy individuals, healthy families, and healthy communities if we do not have clean air, clean water, and healthy soil.”
—Lloyd Dean, MA CEO Catholic Healthcare West, October, 2000