Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals saluted for energy-saving initiatives

Timothy Magaw

June 9, 2015

Crains Cleveland

Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are being lauded for their energy conservation efforts.

The Northeast Ohio health care juggernauts are two of four Ohio health organizations — the others being Highland District Hospital in Hillsborough and ProMedica in Toledo — highlighted in a recent report from Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.

The report was released Tuesday, June 9, during the Ohio Hospital Association’s 100th annual meeting. Click here to read the full report.

The Clinic targeted reducing its energy demand by $12 million. As such, the hospital adjusted operating room air exchange rates in one of its facilities during nonsurgical periods — an effort that saved $250,000 annually. As for UH, it created an energy challenge that encouraged employees to adopt energy saving actions at home and at work. More than 450 employees pledged more than 2,000 energy-saving actions at work.

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