HEALTHCARE FACILITY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
OF DELAWARE VALLEY

Energy to Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a health care provider, we have long recognized the importance of lowering costs and eliminating waste through the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices. By improving energy and water efficiency, reducing waste generation and chemical usage, and prioritizing sustainability in our supply chain decisions, we are working to reduce costs, protect the resources  of our local and global communities,  and engage our

staff, patients, and community.

We are committed to improving the bottom line, fostering pride and responsibility in our employees and patients, and improving the environmental sustainability of our facilities and the healthcare industry.  As a sign of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, we have chosen to become Sustainability  Roadmap Allies.

To get started click on the link" ASHE Energy to Care

The ASHE Sustainability Road Map: Click here

ASHE Energy to care Power Point Presentation

ASHE AHA Environmental Sustainability in Hospitals: The Value of Efficiency

What is ASHE's Energy to Care Program?


  • Energy to Care is an opportunity for health care facility professionals to provide value to their organizations through energy efficiencies.
  • Energy to Care helps you measure your facility's energy use using a robust dashboard.
  • Energy to Care offers ways for you to be recognized for your efficiency accomplishments.
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    ASHE Energy to Care Chapter Challenge program

    ASHE’s Energy to Care is a free energy benchmarking and awards program for health care facility management professionals who want to provide value back to their organizations through energy savings. The Energy to Care Chapter Challenge program allows ASHE chapters to participate in a friendly competition against one another in an effort to reduce their energy consumption. Applications are due by September 1, 2016.

    • The Challenge will compare weather-normalized Source EUI between two, 12-month period ending dates 12/31/2015 and 12/31/2016. The group that demonstrates the greatest percent-based reduction in weather normalized EUI across the two periods will be the winner.
    • ASHE’s Energy to Care team will conduct the calculations and will post an updated list of standings each quarter.
    • There are two categories of participation:
      • Large hospital category (> 250,000 SqF):
        • Level 1 = 51 or more hospitals
        • Level 2 = 10 – 50 hospitals
        • Level 3 = < 10 hospitals
      • Small hospital category (< 250,000 SqF):
        • Level 1 = 51 or more hospitals
        • Level 2 = 10 – 50 hospitals
        • Level 3 = < 10 hospitals
    • You must sign up your chapter by completing the below application by September 1, 2016
    • Click here to review the Energy to Care Data Use Policy. For the Energy to Care Hospital Challenge program, ASHE will follow the data use policy with two exceptions: ASHE will report aggregate savings for the winning chapter, as well as all chapters a whole. Also, a listing of the competition standings will be posted.
    • The competition may not be used to reward competitors for the use of any particular commercial products or services.

     

    Be recognized for your efforts through an Energy to Care or Energy Champion Award!

    The application period for the 2016 awards is now closed. In addition to the Energy to Care Award, ASHE will also be crowning an Energy Champion for 2016.

    Energy to Care Empowers Hospitals to Put Resources Back into Patient Care.

    The Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C) program has been renamed as Energy to Care and expands upon previous efforts to improve energy efficiency in the health care field.

    Energy to Care is a free energy benchmarking and awards program for health care facility management professionals who want to provide value back to their organizations through energy savings. It gives users the opportunity to compare their energy reduction efforts to those of similar nearby facilities and to challenge each other to greater achievements. By achieving greater energy savings, hospitals can free up resources to support the organization’s mission of providing patients with the best care. The Energy to Care program also includes Awards that recognize hospitals for their energy efficiency achievements.

    The first step toward becoming more efficient is benchmarking your facilities’ energy use. You can’t manage what you don’t measure!

    The next step to becoming more efficient is to take on projects that will help your facilities save energy and resources. Visit the Sustainability Roadmap for tools to implement energy-saving solutions specifically tailored to health care facilities.

    Both Energy to Care and the Sustainability Roadmap are backed by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, a trusted nonprofit resource that exists to support the health care facility management profession and optimize the health care physical environment.

    Contact us for more information about getting involved or participating in the Energy to Care program.

     

     

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