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February 10, 2016
New Energy Champion award highlights efficiency
CHICAGO— Applications are now being accepted for a new award will highlight the work one health care facility is doing to lead the way in energy efficiency. The Energy Champion Award will be awarded for the first time in 2016, and the winner will be recognized at the ASHE Annual Conference in Denver July 10-13.
The new Energy Champion Award is part of the free Energy to Care benchmarking and awards program run by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association. In addition to the Energy Champion Award, the program also awards Energy to Care Awards to hospitals that reduce energy use by 10 percent or more.
More than 1,400 facilities are now participating in the Energy to Care program, which is sponsored by Johnson Controls. The program provides a robust dashboard that makes it easy to visualize share energy use data within facilities. Since 2009, hospitals participating in the program have tracked more than $67 million in energy savings. And last year, more than 20 hospitals across the country were recognized with Energy to Care Awards for reducing energy consumption by 10 percent or more.
Visit www.energytocare.com/awards to learn more about awards and view eligibility requirements. Applications for both the Energy Champion Award and the Energy to Care Awards are due on April 1.
ASHE is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 11,000 members count ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information, and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical healthcare environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit www.ashe.org.