Memorial Hermann Health System
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Memorial Hermann) is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Southeast Texas. With 12 major campus locations, its portfolio of 11 million square feet includes numerous medical offices and outpatient healthcare facilities. Memorial Hermann is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to being stewards of community resources and environmental responsibility. In 2014, Memorial Hermann outpaced other healthcare systems in certifying top performing hospitals. Key 2014 accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 23-percent reduction in energy across their portfolio, worth $60 million in energy cost savings since 2008.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for seven hospitals.
- Maintaining an average ENERGY STAR score of 57 across its portfolio, representing a 20-point improvement since 2008.
- Recruiting 101 healthcare facilities to join a second state-wide Texas Energy Roundup competition which uses the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® benchmarking tool. At the midpoint, the Roundup reduced healthcare facility operating expenses by an estimated $330,000 and reduced annual carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 635 homes.