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{Past Event} - Greening Operations Series: Purchasing Tools and Strategies to Reduce Energy and Maintenance Costs

January 15, 2010 - 2:00 pm - January 15, 2010 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Attendees will get immediately actionable tools, strategies, and skills for starting, or expanding, an energy efficient purchasing program – and reducing operating costs substantially. Participants will do an exercise to map out high priority next steps for their organization. Topics include the most current, vendor-neutral information on energy efficient purchasing for the 23 top energy-related pieces of equipment purchased in hospitals, including medical equipment. Presenters will demonstrate use of tools for applying life cycle cost in making purchasing decisions for chillers, air filters, lighting, and VFDs. Hear tips for working with your group purchasing organization – you have the power! Stories from the front lines help you get started and motivate staff.


  • Through an exercise, participants will plan next steps for your organization’s energy efficient purchasing program.
  • Learn about the best vendor-neutral tools and sources of information for energy efficient purchasing.
  • Learn why life-cycle cost – not first cost – is the best way of making purchasing decisions and what tools are available.
  • Get templates and sample language for internal policies and vendor contracts. Learn how to ask for, and make sure you get energy efficient equipment from vendors and GPOs.


Don Rainey, Washington Medical Center
Telephone: 206-523-3622
Don Rainey is the part time energy manager at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and Principal with Conservation Catalysts, a consulting firm. He has 26 years of hospital energy management experience and combines in depth knowledge with stories from the front lines.

Jennifer Stout, BetterBricks Hospital Initiative
Telephone: 503-827-8416
Jennifer Stout has sixteen years of experience designing, evaluating, and implementing energy efficiency initiatives. For the past four she has been managing the BetterBricks’ work with hospitals. BetterBricks is the commercial initiative of the non-profit Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

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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