CHICAGO – Four hospitals won recognition from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association for cutting their energy consumption more than 10 percent– an accomplishment that not only helps the environment but also saves hospitals money.
The recognition from ASHE is part of the Society’s Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C) program, which encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent or more in support of the goals of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge. ASHE recognized the following hospitals this fall for their leadership in reducing energy consumption over a 12-month period:
• Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., reduced energy by 15 percent
• St. Francis Eastside in Greenville, S.C., reduced energy by 20 percent
• Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis., reduced energy by 20 percent
• Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, reduced energy by 15 percent
KLG Jones provided energy consulting services for St. Francis Eastside in Greenville.