Providence Health & Services

Renton, Washington

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services (PH&S) is a non-profit Catholic health care ministry of more than 230 healthcare facilities that treat patients in communities from Alaska to California. More than 10 years ago, PH&S took on the challenge of reducing emissions and saving energy as a way to uphold the organization's holistic approach to healing both the patient and planet. PH&S is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for promoting environmental stewardship as a core value and continuing to improve energy efficiency. This is the third time PH&S has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing system-wide energy use by 5.7% in 2008, even as the square footage of its facilities increased by 17.4%.

         Saving over $13 million since a formal energy office was established in 2004.

         Earning the ENERGY STAR for eight facilities in 2008 across four states for a total of 12 - more than any other healthcare system in the U.S.

         Promoting employee awareness of energy efficiency by launching a new energy and sustainability Intranet site. The site hosts facility reports, trends, energy performance ratings for financial and construction managers, sustainability news, energy saving tips, and links to ENERGY STAR campaigns.

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