Sustainability

Information to help meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Powerpoint presentation that focuses on the Sustainability Roadmap

Improving efficiency to reduct costs and support patient care
Sustainability Article Archive
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Evaluation of U.S. Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Programs: Attributes, Impacts, and Best Practices

U.S. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory releases report on energy efficiency benchmarking and transparency programs. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report designed to summarize state and local energy benchmarking and transparency (B&T) policies in compliance with the Energy Efficiency...

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Whole Building Design Guide

National Institute of Building Sciences officially launched its newly redesigned free web portal, the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®. Used by millions of building professionals each year, the WBDG contains design, construction and facility management information and criteria required by U.S. military and other...

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2016 ASHE Energy and Water Survey

ASHE is asking all health care facilities to complete its 2016 Energy and Water Survey, which will help update ENERGY STAR scoring models in addition to identifying energy and water use trends. The data will be anonymously shared with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

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Regulatory Update Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update to the Refrigerant Management Requirements Under the Clean Air Act; Final Rule

The Clean Air Act prohibits the knowing release of ozone-depleting and substitute refrigerants during the course of maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of appliances or industrial process refrigeration. The existing regulations require that persons maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment...

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Announcement: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.” The FOA will provide grants to federal agencies for...

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