Wharton, University of Pennsylvania reports that reducing energy use is among the most common starting places for energy-intensive hospitals to look for solutions that are green in both senses of the word, and reducing waste is not far behind. Whether it’s changing light bulbs or reprocessing formerly disposable medical devices, the payback on investments in these areas is often short, and the benefits can be substantial.

Increasing efficiency increases the bottom line and sustainability. Top priorities: energy savings and purchasing preferences, reduced packaging, re-usability and reprocessing of medical devices

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