Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to Track Energy Use and GHG Reductions: Guidance for the Health Sector
Last Updated: 04-21-2023
On Earth Day 2022, the White House and HHS launched the Health Sector Climate Pledge, a voluntary commitment to climate resilience and emissions reduction that includes cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Over 100 organizations representing almost 900 hospitals have joined the Health Sector Climate Pledge, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability that the Inflation Reduction Act and other federal supports will help them pursue. Together with the federal health systems, these organizations represent over 15% of domestic hospitals.
This PDF document has been created to assist White House-HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge signatories and other interested health organizations in using the U.S. EPA’s free benchmarking tool ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® to track their building-related energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While HHS encourages all health sector organizations, including those who have joined the pledge, to track and share their progress, organizations are not obligated to submit their data to the federal government in association with the pledge initiative.
An Appendix is also available to help different health care provider types learn how to designate their facility to be able to use the tool.Download Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to Track Energy Use and GHG Reductions: Guidance for the Health Sector (PDF, 1.3 MB)