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Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, Ohio

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

As a nonprofit academic medical center, Cleveland Clinic operates more than 200 institutes, community hospitals, and family centers comprising 24 million square feet in Ohio, Florida, and Nevada, as well as several locations abroad. Cleveland Clinic is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for integrating energy management into its patient care mission. Key 2012 accomplishments include: 

  • Reducing its average annual source energy intensity by 14.3 kBtu per square foot, while increasing the size of its portfolio by 247,000 square feet. 
  • Increasing its portfolio-wide average ENERGY STAR energy performance score by four points compared to its 2011 score. 
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for one facility and tracking the energy use of all its facilities in Portfolio Manager. 
  • Installing a building automation system, the largest healthcare application of its kind in the United States on 14 million square feet of space, in order to identify underperforming HVAC, power management, elevators, and other systems for targeted maintenance and efficiency improvements. 
  • Supporting seven hospitals, four medical office buildings, and one office in EPA's 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition.
  • Encouraging its staff of 40,000 and surrounding community to save energy with ENERGY STAR by launching a month-long energy awareness campaign called "Focusing our Energy on Patient Care;" holding a poster contest at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital with the theme "Saving energy starts with me!"; and flying a banner over its busiest public street.