Saving money on utilities is always good – but for a hospital it’s especially meaningful. Money not spent on energy can be spent on patient care and lifesaving technology.
For example, with leadership support at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, new energy improvements engineered by Harshaw Trane reduced usage by more than 21 percent since fiscal year 2014-15 – saving more than $1.7 million. This qualified the hospital for Energy Star certification, making it the first western Kentucky hospital to earn this certification.
In addition to money, it cut greenhouse gas emissions by 13,788 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalence.