Energy costs are out of control. 91% of hospitals surveyed by HFM reported higher energy costs over the previous year, and more than half cited increases in the double-digit percentages.
So tell me something I don't already know. Well how about…St. Francis Hospital and Health Services in Marysville, Missouri CUT their gas bill by 50% and electricity bill by 17%. Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, Texas produced a SAVINGS of 24% in a single year. Just imagine showing those figures to your Vice President or CEO or even chairman of the board when you are requesting capital funding for an infrastructure project.
How did St. Francis and Shriners do it? And more importantly, can you do it too? You can save money on energy costs, ASHE and EPA would like to help. In 2006 ASHE and EPA collaborated on the creation of ASHE's Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C). Building on our past successes of energy benchmarking through EPA Energy Star and the publishing of ASHE's Healthcare Energy Guidebook, E2C is sharing of fundamental concepts, real data, proven strategies, financial tools, and local success stories by ASHE members. It can provide you the expert knowledge of where to dig to uncover the energy savings inherent in your building design and operations - savings of 10% or more.
Because of your commitment to energy efficiency through participation the Energy Star Portfolio Manager, I'd like to invite you join the select group of founding members of E2C. There are no fees or costs - this is an ASHE member service - the commitment is share your knowledge with your ASHE peers and learn from their experiences to help in your operations. ASHE and EPA will provide the forum for peer networking and sharing of tools and best practices. For information on how to join E2C please click here ...
"Everyone does the same big things to save energy. But you'd be amazed at how many smaller energy saving opportunities you walk by each day that really add up."
Delbert Reed, Director of Engineering/Maintenance and Energy Manager
Shriners Hospital for Children - Houston
 from 2002 to 2005 leading to a total avoided cost of $808,000
 $900,000 in total cost avoided From 1998 to 2006
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