For the third year in a row, the Memorial Hermann Health System (Memorial Hermann) has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award. Memorial Hermann was recognized for its ongoing commitment to the improvement of energy efficiency in its facilities.
In 2014, Memorial Hermann facilities represented 20 per cent of all hospitals, nationwide, recognized by the EPA for energy performance management. The eight facilities that received awards outperformed 99 per cent of U.S. hospitals over the course of the year. Memorial Hermann achieved the ENERGY STAR status through reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 18 per cent since implementing the ENERGY STAR program, thereby saving the company $60-million in energy costs.
“Strategically managing our energy consumption isn’t just good for the environment – it also makes good business sense,” says Marshall Heins, Senior Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer at Memorial Hermann. “The benefits of lowering our energy costs allow us to further support our mission to provide greater access to patient care.”
The award was recently presented to Memorial Hermann in Washington, D.C. A full list of 2015 award winners can be found at www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.