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{Past Event} - Greening Operations Series: The Original Green: 20 Ways to Save Money Saving Water

March 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm - March 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


This webinar will review the multiple ways Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA reduced their water use from 62 million gallons per year to 35 million gallons per year for a 45% savings over 27.7 million gallons per year average from 1998 – 2008! During this same time period their campus grew 17% and patient volumes increased an average of 2.5% per year. In 2009, Providence St. Peter Hospital continued their water conservation efforts with a new plumbing retrofit project resulting in another 12% in water savings.

This webinar will also review how saving water is not only good for our environment, but also and especially for Healthcare Facilities saves you substantial money as saving water inherently saves waste water and hot water generation energy expenses that often times carry payback periods of 1-3 years due to their 24/7 operation, specialized equipment, and rising utility costs.


  • Attendees will learn multiple ways to save water, waste and hot water generation energy implemented by Providence St. Peter Hospital over the last decade
  • Attendees will learn general payback/return on water efficiency investments performed
  • Attendees will learn how they can prepare to do the same for their facility


Geoffrey Glass, PE, CHFM, Providence St. Peter Hospital
Geoff Glass, PE, CHFM, was trained as an engineer at the University of Michigan and is certified as a Professional Engineer. He received his masters degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He has served four major medical centers in Western Washington over his career as a health care facility manager spanning 20 years, the last 10 of which has been as Director of Facility & Technology Services for Providence St. Peter in Olympia, Washington. Geoff holds a certificate as a Healthcare Facilities Manager and has been recognized for his continuing efforts to make his hospital a more green operation.

Troy Aichele, LEED AP, Stirrett-Johnsen, Inc.
Telephone: 206.510.1557
Troy Aichele, LEED AP, Accredited GreenPlumberUSA Trainer, has a B.S. degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington, an A.A.S. degree in HVAC and Refrigeration Design, and has worked in every facet as a Plumbing Contractor in the Pacific Northwest over the last 20 years specializing in Healthcare and Water Conservation. Troy is a member MCAA’s (Mechanical Contractor’s Association of America) Green Coordinating Committee and speaks nationally and locally through his consultant company Aichele and Associates, LLC. Troy has spoken for the University of Washington, Portland Community College, Green Guide for Health Care, Providence Regional Environmental Stewardship Council, Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineers Annual Conference and Facility Decisions Conference and Expo.

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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