New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Climate Communications
Based in New York City, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-sectarian hospital with 2,333 beds. Its four major campuses encompass 33 buildings and 8.6 million square feet, making it among the top two percent of energy users in the New York City metropolitan area. NYP is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its leadership in communicating the importance of saving energy and preventing climate change with ENERGY STAR. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Recruiting more than 200 Green Champions to drive behavioral change in work areas. Assembled into campus Green Teams led by Green Captains, Green Champions are empowered to educate colleagues about how to best support hospital’s sustainability efforts, a program modeled after EPA’s ENERGY STAR Bring Your Green to Work initiative.
- Hosting Green Carpet Awards to provide recognition to individuals for exemplary effort in conserving energy, preventing climate change, and driving NYP’s sustainability agenda. Green Champions are also recognized through the Green Workspace Certification Program.
- Achieving top five status as a major participant in not-for-profit organizations driving number of Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR pledges. NYP employees and affiliate auxiliary clinics joined many others taking action to fight climate change.
- Encouraging everyone to participate in Un-power Hour on the first Tuesday of every month from 1-2 p.m. NYP employees turn off all non-essential office lights, take the stairs instead of elevator and turn off any electrical appliances not in use, educating employees about importance of reducing energy use, and preventing climate change.
- Hosting the 5th annual Earth Awareness Events across six campus locations for Earth Day 2013. Purchased Renewable Energy Certificates for carbon offsets and provided energy-related games and activities. Total number of staff completing interactive learning booths was 899. Earth Day events were featured on NYP’s social media, resulting in 14,100 impressions, helping educate people about sustainability and climate change.