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Gundersen reaches first days of energy independence

First health system in nation to achieve this distinction

Gundersen Health System is achieving its first days of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. Oct. 14, 2014 was the landmark day when Gundersen first produced more renewable energy than the health system consumed.

Gundersen's accomplishments include energy efficiency improvement of over 40% resulting in annual financial savings of nearly $2 million from conservation alone. Regional partnerships in energy creation include dairy digesters, wind turbines, and a landfill gas-to-energy initiative. Local projects also include geothermal energy and a biomass boiler. Click here to learn more.

We can help you achieve your goals, too. Our Gundersen Envision team has gained valuable knowledge that we can pass on to other organizations, like yours! Our consulting service is aimed at helping you achieve success, whether you're just launching your sustainability program or are ready to take it to the next level. Be on the lookout for our 2015 Sustainability Series courses that include Renewable Energy Project Development, Energy Conservation and Sustainability Management.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn directly from the team setting the standards.

Sincerely,

The Gundersen Envision® team
Jeff Rich, executive director
Corey Zarecki, director
Tom Thompson, sustainability coordinator
Alan Eber, manager
Anthony Bakken, business development and marketing
Cynthia Lawton, business development and marketing

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