American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

Chicago, Illinois


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 12,000 members who design, build, operate, and maintain healthcare facilities. ASHE is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of Year recognition for its outstanding delivery of the Energy-to-Care program to hospitals throughout the nation. Key 2016 accomplishments include:  

  • Increasing recruitment by 40 percent and surpassing 2,000 facilities enrolled in Energy-to-Care, a benchmarking and awards program that utilizes EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®.
  • Launching a new competition between 12 state ASHE chapters and 234 hospitals, and co-branding it as an ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition.
  • Elevating energy efficiency and sustainability in its strategic plan to one of ASHE’s three strategic imperatives, spurring efforts to highlight hospitals that have earned the ENERGY STAR, a conference plenary session on an ENERGY STAR Texas-Ohio hospital energy battle, and creating case studies, videos, and guides that were downloaded by more than 1,000 hospital leaders.
  • Savings that topped $127 million for hospitals in the Energy-to-Care program, with a 30-percent increase in the number of hospitals cutting energy use more than 10 percent in a single year.
  • Administering a survey to collect detailed energy and water use data from hospitals and medical offices to update ENERGY STAR scoring models.
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