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Midwest hospital saves time and labor costs with improved boiler technology

  • Energy
  • Leaner Energy
  • Case Study
3D TRASAR technology for boilers helps a Midwest hospital improve boiler results, reduce testing and control time by 80 percent, and save $10,940 in labor costs.

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Hospital reduces emissions, reduces energy costs by $84,000

  • Energy
  • Leaner Energy
  • Energy Case Study
  • Case Study
  • Buildings
A subject site is a 455-bed hospital in the Midwest with a large laundry operation servicing three ancillary long-term care sites in addition to the main hospital and physician buildings. The main hospital building was built in 1965. SITUATION The Engineering staff was challenged to help the site (and IDN) meet overall budget reduction goals in energy use cost reduction driven by National…

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Case study

Climate and health report indicators for Community Commons platform

  • Climate and Health
  • Community Benefit
  • Toolkit
(Delivering community benefit: Climate and health toolkit) Many hospitals and health care systems use Community Commons to generate data for their community health needs assessments and other community health efforts. Community Commons users may create custom reports. Below are suggested metrics for a climate and health report. Metrics already included in Community Commons data sets are noted…

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Climate and health

Headwalls, Clinical

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Safer medical products and devices
  • Guide
Practice Greenhealth provides a list of questions and environmental issues to consider during the purchasing process for medical products. This document is intended to serve as a basic guide for considerations during the RFP/RFI process.

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Community benefit climate change scorecard

  • Climate and Health
  • Community Benefit
  • Toolkit

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Environmental considerations fo ceiling tiles

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Buildings
  • Green Building
  • Guide
This guide details the environmental considerations for purchasing ceiling tiles along with the rationale and suggested questions to ask suppliers. 

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Pros and cons for disinfectants and sterilizers

  • EPP
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Green Cleaning
  • Sterilants and Disinfectants
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Guide
This guide explores the pros and cons including human health effects, environmental considerations, and EPA rules for various disinfectants and sterilizers. 

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Breathe easy: Workplace electric vehicle charging

  • Transportation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
  • Employee transportation
(Transportation toolkit) Gasoline-powered vehicles are major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), smog-forming compounds, particulate matter, and other air pollutants. Widespread use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, including plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health. Employers are well-positioned to install non-residential…

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Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, OH, Earth Day Expo Flyer

  • Earth Day
  • Exemplary Document
  • Cleveland Clinic

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Why sustainable health care? Earth Day poster

  • Earth Day
  • Poster
Poster to celebrate health care's mission of healing people and the planet on Earth Day and every day. The poster reads "Why sustainable health care? Because healthy people rely on a healthy planet. Earth Day matters!" 

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Why sustainable health care poster

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