Francis Cauffman President James Crispino Quoted in Beckers Hospital Review
As an individual sector, healthcare is one of the largest consumers of energy.
Healthcare organizations utilize 11 percent of all U.S. energy, and hospitals and health systems spend roughly $8 billion every year on energy. In addition, energy costs have risen 56 percent between 2003 and 2008, according to the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.
Energy is often considered to be low-hanging fruit within a hospital's financial plan, but healthcare leaders can longer afford to ignore "greening" their facilities. At the American College of Healthcare Executives' 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, two leading health system representatives, as well as consultants for a well-known healthcare architectural and design firm, explained why greening is becoming an imperative for the energy-intensive healthcare sector.
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