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{Past Event} - Greening Operations Series: Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency to your CFO

February 20, 2009 - 1:00 pm - February 20, 2009 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
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Topic

Facility managers can position energy as a controllable cost that, when well managed, can produce significant energy savings. In this presentation, you will hear from Skanda Skandaverl, Director of Facilities Management at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, who has effectively made the business case for energy performance investments by positioning energy as an investment-grade opportunity and by making an effective pitch that speaks in executive terms and aligns with the hospital’s core mission – patient health.

Points To Include

Sixty-seven percent of healthcare CEOs list financial challenges as their number on concern and 75% of senior decision-makers believe that energy costs are the least controllable business cost. Meanwhile, U.S. hospitals are the second most energy-intensive commercial space type, making the impact of unstable energy prices and of savings from energy efficiency investments particularly significant.

Hospitals nationwide have been able to demonstrate that energy investments can create healthier hospitals – both for the environment and the bottom line. Facility managers can position energy as a controllable cost that, when well managed, can produce significant energy savings. In this presentation, you will hear from Skanda Skandaverl, Director of Facilities Management at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, who has effectively made the business case for energy performance investments by positioning energy as an investment-grade opportunity and by making an effective pitch that speaks in executive terms and aligns with the hospital’s core mission – patient health. During a major renovation of expansion project in the late 1990’s, Mr. Skandaverl presented the business case for investing in a new chiller, motors, and air handlers for the hospital. By demonstrating the internal rate of return, simple payback, new present value, and annual energy cost savings, Mr. Skandaverl gained approval from his CEO. Following completion of the project, which included a 95,000 square foot addition to the hospital, the hospital experienced no increase in energy consumption. The success of this project has helped build trust between Mr. Skandaverl and the CEO, and has paved the way for new energy efficiency projects.

Objectives

  • Learn how to sell your energy management strategies and projects to your CFO
  • How to present the business case for investing in energy efficiency
  • Use of financial value calculators, including the pilot of the new calculator
  • Learn about the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and how to use the program’s tools and resources to assist you in making the business case for energy efficiency.

Presenters

Erin Richmond, ICF International
Email: erichmond@icfi.com
Telephone: 703-934-3206
Erin Richmond supports EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program by assisting healthcare partners in implementing strategic energy management initiatives that are designed to improve energy performance. She provides outreach and marketing, technical benchmarking, research and program support. Ms. Richmond received both her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning and a Masters in Environmental Management from Virginia Tech.

Skanda Skandaverl, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Email: Skanda.Skandaverl@lmh.org
Telephone: 785-840-3011
Skanda Skandaverl, SASHE, CHFM, has over 20 years experience in facilities management, energy management, making the business case for energy efficiency, and currently preparing for a major expansion and renovation project at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He served as President of the Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers’ (KCAHE) in 2002-2004, and was President of the Kansas Hospital Engineers’ Association (KHEA) in 2004 and 2005. He was designated “Emerging Leader” for Region 8 in 2005, participated on two ASHE committees (Customer/Public Relations and Emerging Trends and Technologies), and recently earned his SASHE designation. He has attended past PDC conferences and sends staff members there regularly. Finally, he is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) by American Hospital Association and was honored with the title SASHE, senior member with 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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