Energy Star and Energy to Care programs

The NEHES Sustainability Committee is pleased to be able to offer our members an exclusive data entry service for the Energy Star and Energy to Care programs during the upcoming March 31st Spring Seminar in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

Energy to Care is an opportunity for health care facility professionals to provide value to their organizations through energy efficiencies.

  • Energy to Care helps you measure your facility’s energy use using a robust dashboard.
  • Energy to Care offers ways for you to be recognized for your efficiency accomplishments.

Simply bring to the seminar the items listed below and drop it off with our team. While you are enjoying the exceptional speakers, we will be busy entering your data into the Energy Star program.
To save time, you may consider signing up for a Portfolio Manager account in advance of the conference. To do so, complete the following five steps:

  1. Briefly review the Energy to Care Toolkit, which provides answers to FAQs, short training videos and energy efficient projects.
  2. Visit Energy to Care to familiarize yourself with the step by step process of benchmarking using Portfolio Manager.
  3. Fill out the Energy Star Portfolio Manager Required Information to Benchmark Hospitals and Medical Office Buildings for each facility.
  4. Complete one Energy Star Meter Consumption Data Spreadsheet for each meter (preferably two years’ worth) and save for uploading or pasting to your Portfolio Manager account.
  5. Finally, set up a Portfolio Manager account with the basic information and square footage of your facility.

In the event you are not able to first set up a Portfolio Manager account, please bring to the seminar the following items to get our data entry team started:

  • Login and passwords to the Energy Star Program
  • Login and passwords to local utility accounts.
  • Paper copy (or electronic submission*) of 12 months of electric and gas data which includes an excel spreadsheet with cost and usage. This can be calendar year 2016 or the most recent 12 months, whichever is easier.
  • One utility invoice for one month for each utility meter. Bring the largest hospital based accounts.

You are welcome to log into your accounts for us rather than leaving your log in information. Email us at info@nehes.org to let us know you are coming and ask any questions. Walk-ins are welcome as well.

Visit www.nehes.org for more information about the Spring Seminar. We hope to see you in Leominster!

*If you prefer to submit your information electronically, you may use the following link to upload your documents: Energy to Care Link. Please ensure the name of each document upload includes your facility name for easy identification.