What is your Energy Star score? If it is over 75, consider applying for an Energy Star certification for your hospital. If it is not 75, work toward certification in a future year! EPA Region 1 would love to see some more New England Energy Star certified hospitals and Senior Care Community facilities in 2018!
Energy Star certified buildings save energy, save money and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. To be certified as Energy Star, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA. Specifically, to be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Through Portfolio Manager, EPA delivers 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR scores for many types of buildings. The ENERGY STAR score accounts for differences in operating conditions, regional weather data, and other important considerations.
Nationally 257 hospitals have received an Energy Star certification at some point. In New England, there have been 14 hospitals in total that have received an Energy Star certification for at least one year. Nationally there are 140 Senior Care Community facilities that have received certification at some point. In New England, there have been 8 Senior Care Community facilities that have received an Energy Star certificate for at least one year.
Find out more about Energy Star certification for your hospital or Senior Care Community facility: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-buildings/earn-recognition/energy-star-certification