A profitable prescription: More US hospitals are going green to keep them out of the red

A profitable prescription: More US hospitals are going green to keep them out of the red

USAToday reports on how US hospitals are going green in order to keep them afloat.

 

“The health care sector — one of the nation’s largest industries — is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale.

 
… Of the more than 5,000 hospitals in the country, about 1,100 are members of Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit that promotes environmental stewardship. Fewer than 300 hospitals qualify as Energy Star facilities, an Environmental Protection Agency program that recognizes buildings that rank in the top quartile for energy conservation among their peers.
Greenhealth estimates its members average about a million dollars a year in savings, but it all depends what steps they take.”
By | 2018-08-20T20:10:49+00:00 August 20th, 2018|In the Press|0 Comments