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ASHE Recognizes Hospitals for Rethinking Energy Use


October 7, 2020


CHICAGO – The Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named the 2020 Energy Champion for demonstrating strong leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care. In addition, hundreds of hospitals have earned an Energy to Care Award for lowering energy use. 

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association recognized these hospitals at its first ever 2020 ASHE Virtual Conference, October 5-7, 2020.     

The Energy Champion Award is given out once a year to honor a single facility that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. ASHE is pleased to recognize Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina for this prestigious award. This team and their leadership united around the goal of increasing energy efficiency while improving patient safety and comfort and saw a 19% source EUI reduction at their hospital, in addition to an enhanced culture of energy efficiency. Congratulations, Atrium Health! 

ASHE congratulates Atrium Health Cleveland and all the hospitals that earned an Energy to Care Award. View all the 2020 Energy to Care Award Winners here at energytocare.org/EnergyAwards.

Through the Energy to Care program, ASHE affiliated chapters can participate in a challenge, competing to demonstrate the highest reductions in energy consumption. Eighteen ASHE affiliated chapters participated in the Energy to Care 2020 Chapter Challenge. ASHE congratulates the winners of the 2020 Chapter Challenge and thanks all participants for their work to save energy. 

  • Large Category Winners: California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. and Ohio Society for Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Small Category Winner: The New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society, Inc. 


About Energy to Care
Energy to Care is an energy reduction program for health care facility management professionals who want to add value to their organizations through energy savings. ASHE is working hard to help members set and achieve sustainability goals. To meet this objective, ASHE created trusted sustainability resources that are specifically tailored for health care facilities. Visit energytocare.org to learn more about the program.



About ASHE
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members rely on ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit www.ashe.org.