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{Past Event} - Environmental Program Series – E2C Program – Energy Efficiency in Health Care

February 16, 2007 - 2:30 pm - February 16, 2007 - 2:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Increasing Energy Performance with ENERGY STAR and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering's Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C) Initiative. Also featuring a Case Study by Northwest Health System in Arkansas. Understand the partnership between EPA’s Energy Star Program and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), working to promote energy efficiency in health care facilities. Get recognition for your improved energy performance.

Points To Include

Healthcare organizations spend over $6.5 billion on energy each year to meet patient needs. Many facilities continue to experience rising energy costs. Between 2005 and 2006, 33 percent of hospitals experienced an increase in annual energy costs by 11-25%. Hospitals around the country are protecting the environment and their bottom line by committing to reduce their energy consumption. Many are participating in ASHE's E2C initiative for proven strategies that help address the ENERGY STAR Challenge to decrease their energy consumption by 10%. EPA estimates that if each building owner met this challenge, by 2015 Americans would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from 15 million vehicles, while saving about $10 billion.


The first session will offer a brief background on ENERGY STAR, the concept of benchmarking energy in hospitals, and recognition opportunities. The second session will offer a real-world example of how one facility manager adopted the ENERGY STAR approach and has made significant strides in saving energy and earning positive recognition at his hospital.


Jean Hand, Senior Associate, ICF International, Working in Support of ENERGY STAR
Jean Hand has led program support efforts to EPA’s ENERGY STAR Healthcare sector since 2000. She supports partners with a wide-range of initiatives designed to generate energy performance improvements. As such, she collaborates with ENERGY STAR partners in projects ranging from establishing written energy management plans, to planning and implementing benchmarking initiatives, to arranging recognition events. Jean received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.

Bill H. McCully, Director of Facilities and Engineering Service, Northwest Medical Center - Springdale, Willow Creek Women's Hospital - Johnson
Bill began his career in healthcare for 44 years ago at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita KS. The last 32 years at the facility in Springdale, Arkansas as Director of Facilities & Engineering Services. He has served as President of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) in 2003 and on the ASHE Board for a total of seven years Under Bill’s leadership as Director of Facilities & Engineering Services Northwest Medical Center received the Energy Star Award for buildings in 2004-2006 and received the E2C award from Energy Star and ASHE in 2006.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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