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{Past Event} - Help Save and Improve Energy Star Hospital Rating

August 4, 2010 - 1:00 pm - August 4, 2010 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


More than 3,000 hospitals have used EPA’s Portfolio Manager to rate energy performance, manage energy and water consumption, and track carbon emissions, making it the most widely used performance tool of its kind in the industry. The algorithm used to create the acute care hospital ratings is based on hospital energy data that was collected in 1997. While this was the largest publicly available dataset on hospital energy use at the time, EPA is becoming concerned that it may be out of date. In order to protect the credibility of the ENERGY STAR brand, EPA may consider discontinuing the hospital rating if new data cannot be collected.

EPA began collaborating with ASHE on a new expanded energy survey to avoid this outcome. Hear from EPA how you can participate in ASHE’s energy survey and help maintain and improve the only publicly available, free-of-charge, national energy performance rating system for hospitals. Users of Portfolio Manager need to fill out the survey — even if they are already tracking their energy use — because the survey helps assess possible new energy drivers like the presence of diagnostic medical equipment, patient census, and medical service compositions.

New ENERGY STAR scores will be more accurate, provide greater value for economic decision-making, and better reflect the latest trends in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. But before that can happen, ASHE needs your data! All surveys shared by ASHE to the EPA will be anonymous.
EPA Energy Star has been working hard to support hospitals for many years and now it’s your turn to return the favor. Join us to learn about the survey, complete the survey and help improve energy star and continue its critical use in the sector.


  • Learn the importance of EPA’s energy performance rating system to hospitals
  • Help EPA improve and expand the rating system to new healthcare spaces
  • Complete and submit the ASHE energy survey by Sept 17


Clark Reed, EPA, Energy Star
Telephone: 202-343-9146
Clark Reed is Director of the Healthcare Facilities Division for ENERGY STAR, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. He leads EPA’s efforts to increase energy savings and reduce carbon emissions at healthcare facilities across the nation. He helped establish EPA’s energy rating system for acute care hospitals, which is now used by over 75% of the market and the industry standard for determining energy efficiency. Mr. Reed regularly publishes and speaks about energy issues and serves on the steering committees for both the Green Guide for Health Care and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Healthcare. Mr. Reed received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington and a Masters in Environmental Policy from Tufts University.

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