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Practice Greenhealth Names Grumman/Butkus a 2015 Champion for Change

EVANSTON, Illinois – May 20, 2015 – For the third year in a row, Grumman/Butkus Associates has received a Champion for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization.

The group offers environmental solutions for the healthcare sector and promotes best practices by hospitals, related facilities, and their suppliers and service providers. The Champion for Change award recognizes businesses, group purchasing organizations, and strategic associate members that demonstrate successful accomplishments in "greening" their own organizations and that have assisted their healthcare facility clients in improving their environmental performance. A rigorous submission and review process is required for consideration.

To gain recognition, G/BA documented its in-house sustainability efforts as well as its work helping clients create more resource-efficient healthcare facilities. The firm was among 20 recipients of the 2015 Champion for Change designation, only four of which were architecture or engineering firms.

G/BA’s recent collaborations with Practice Greenhealth include a presentation at the September 2014 Greening the OR Symposium (with client York Chan of Advocate Health Care) and a recent Greenhealth Academy webinar on Energy and Water Benchmarking for Hospitals. The firm’s annual Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey, an important free resource, is a primary aspect of the G/BA’s effort to promote resource-efficient hospitals. G/BA is currently collecting data for the 2015 report (

"We value our ongoing relationship with Practice Greenhealth as we work together toward more sustainable healthcare facilities," says G/BA Chairman Dan Doyle. "We are honored to have received this award for three years in a row and appreciate the role the group's awards programs play in inspiring the entire healthcare community toward environmental excellence.”

The award was presented in Portland, OR, on May 14 at the CleanMed Conference and Exhibition. For more information about the Champion for Change award, visit


Grumman/Butkus Associates is a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm that provides MEP systems design, energy efficiency consulting, commissioning, and retro-commissioning services, with an emphasis on sustainability practices. The company specializes in energy-intensive facilities, serving healthcare, commercial, academic, governmental, hotel, cultural, and industrial clients. Offices are located in Evanston, IL (Chicago region); Madison and Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee area); and Hoboken, NJ (New York region). For information:


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