Memorial Hermann Health System
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
Memorial Hermann Health 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 receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its commitment to being a steward of community resources and environmental responsibility. In 2013, Memorial Hermann was one of the most ENERGY STAR labeled healthcare systems in the nation. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Achieving $1.6 million in energy cost savings while adding 51,472 square feet of new facility space in 2013.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for three hospitals and three medical office buildings.
- Maintaining an average EPA 1–100 ENERGY STAR score of 59 across its portfolio, representing a 22-point improvement since 2008, and yielding a $12 million improvement to the bottom line.
- Recruiting 80 healthcare facilities to join a statewide Texas Energy Roundup competition using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. At the midpoint, the Roundup had reduced healthcare facility operating expenses by an estimated $700,000, annual CO2 emissions equivalent to the electricity from 1,696 homes, and water consumption by an estimated 17 million gallons.