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Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Memorial Hermann) is the largest nonprofit healthcare system in southeast Texas. With 12 major campus locations, its portfolio of 8.8 million square feet includes numerous medical offices and outpatient healthcare facilities. Memorial Hermann is committed to being a steward of community resources and environmental responsibility. Memorial Hermann is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for being the most ENERGY STAR certified healthcare system in the nation as a proportion of total space in 2012. Key 2012 accomplishments include:  

  • Improving its average annual source energy intensity by 16.3 kBtu per square foot, achieving more than $427,000 in energy cost savings while adding 59,300 square feet of new hospital space in 2012. 
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for seven hospitals and four medical office buildings. 
  • Becoming the second healthcare system to earn recognition as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy performance by 10 percent across its portfolio. 
  • Achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 66 across its portfolio, representing a 29-point improvement since 2008, and yielding an $11.8 million improvement to the bottom line.
  • Enrolling its entire portfolio of buildings in EPAs ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings competition. 
  • Educating employees, patients, and the public about ENERGY STAR in trade journal articles, newspapers, seminars, and on its website.