Saving money on utilities is always good – but for a hospital it’s especially meaningful. Money not spent on energy can be spent on patient care and new life-saving technology.
For example, with strong leadership support at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, new energy improvements engineered by Harshaw Trane resulted in reducing usage by more than 21 percent since FY 2014-15 – saving more than $1.7 million. This qualified the hospital for Energy Star®Certification, making it the first Western Kentucky hospital to earn the certification.
Owensboro Health President and CEO Greg Strahan said this is a great achievement to celebrate.
“I am extremely proud of the Facilities team at Owensboro Health. It is no small feat to be named an Energy Star facility,” Strahan said. “This is truly a win-win situation. By reducing energy consumption, we save money and help control costs. We also demonstrate our commitment to being a good neighbor and community partner, because we are conscientious about our environmental impact.”
In addition to money, it also cut greenhouse gas emissions by 13,788 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalence – another step towards sustainability for Kentucky.