Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit healthcare system with a 23.2 million square feet portfolio of community hospitals and family health centers in Ohio, Florida, and Nevada. Its 40,000 employees view the energy program as a direct contributor to the overall health of their communities and a natural extension of their mission, PATIENTS FIRST. The Cleveland Clinic is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for implementing a comprehensive program that utilizes both technology and behavioral change to save energy. Key accomplishments include:
· Benchmarking and continually tracking the energy performance of its portfolio.
· Creating an Energy Committee that controls a substantial annual capital budget used solely for energy improvements, with over $8.8 million dedicated in 2010.
· Reducing electricity and natural gas use by 5 and 8 percent, respectively, despite the addition of more than 219,000 square feet to its portfolio and saving over $4.1 million in energy costs in 2010.
· Earning the ENERGY STAR for two buildings in 2010, for a total of six certifications.
· Participating in EPA's National Building Competition with its Solon Family Health Center placing sixth in the competition, based on energy use reductions of about 14 percent.