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ASHE Recognizes Hospitals for Cutting Energy Consumption

CHICAGO, Ill. — Hospitals in several states have slashed energy use, reducing operational costs and freeing up more resources for patient care.

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering has recognized the hospitals’ efforts as part of its Energy to Care program, formerly called the Energy Efficiency Commitment program. The program encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent or more over their baseline energy consumption. Visit www.energytocare.com to learn more.

Several facilities have been previously recognized through the program for lowering energy consumption and were recognized again this spring for saving even more. The Energy to Care program recognizes repeat winners who reduce energy consumption by an additional 5 percent or more.

ASHE is recognizing winners from fall 2013 and spring 2014. Many of the 2013 winners were affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, while several 2014 winners are part of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Winners include:

2013 winners and percent of energy reduction

  • Family Medical Clinic, Little Rock, Ark.; 60 percent
  • Hawaii Kai Medical Offices, Honolulu, Hawaii; 55 percent
  • Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael, Calif.; 45 percent
  • Baldwin Park Medical Center, Baldwin Park, Calif.; 40 percent
  • Tracy Medical Offices, Tracy, Calif.; 40 percent
  • La Palma Medical Offices, La Palma, Calif.; 40 percent
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.; 30 percent
  • Cascade Medical Offices, Atlanta, Ga.; 25 percent
  • Fairfield Medical Offices, Fairfield, Calif.; 25 percent
  • Koolau Medical Offices, Kaneohe, Hawaii; 25 percent
  • Waimea Medical Offices, Kamuela, Hawaii; 25 percent
  • Campbell Medical Offices II, Santa Clara, Calif.; 20 percent
  • CDRP, Oakland, Calif.; 20 percent
  • Erwin Street Medical Offices, Woodland Hills, Calif.; 20 percent
  • Gardena Medical Offices, Gardena, Calif.; 20 percent
  • Honolulu Medical Offices, Honolulu, Hawaii; 20 percent
  • Lahaina Medical Offices, Lahaina, Hawaii; 20 percent
  • Hilo Medical Offices, Hilo, Hawaii; 15 percent
  • Kona Medical Offices, Kailua Kona, Hawaii; 15 percent
  • Long Beach Plaza Medical Offices, Long Beach, Calif.; 15 percent
  • Manteca Hospital Campus, Manteca, Calif.; 15 percent
  • Mapunapuna Medical Offices, Honolulu, Hawaii; 15 percent
  • Maui Lani Medical Offices, Wailuku, Hawaii; 15 percent
  • Nanaikeola Medical Offices, Waianae, Hawaii; 15 percent
  • Rancho San Diego Medical Offices, La Mesa, Calif.; 15 percent
  • Vacaville Hospital Campus, Vacaville, Calif.; 15 percent
  • Chapman Medical Offices, Orange, Calif.; 10 percent
  • East Denver Medical Offices, Denver, Colo.; 10 percent
  • La Cienega Vision Medical Offices, Los Angeles, Calif.; 10 percent
  • St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Boardman, Ohio; 10 percent
  • Southwest Medical Offices, Littleton, Colo.; 10 percent
  • 1320 Standiford, Modesto, Calif.; 10 percent reduction

2014 winners and percent of energy reduction

  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, Texas; 20 percent
  • Memorial  Hermann The Woodlands Medical Plaza 1, The Woodlands, Texas; 20 percent
  • Memorial City MP4, Houston, Texas; 20 percent
  • St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Boardman, Ohio; 15 percent
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Medical Plaza 1, Houston, Texas; 15 percent
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Plaza 3, The Woodlands, Texas; 15 percent
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Plaza 2, The Woodlands, Texas; 10 percent
  • Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Houston, Texas; 5 percent
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston, Texas; 5 percent
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, The Woodlands, Texas; 5 percent
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas; 5 percent

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Posted August 13, 2014

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