According to the Environmental Protection Agency, hospitals are the nation's second-largest consumers of energy, behind the food service industry.
With energy efficiency improvements, we can reduce pollution, lessen our consumption of natural resources, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and operate more effectively.
As a result of energy efficiency improvements, we've lowered our energy costs by 17 percent from 2008-2012.
Projects to improve efficiency range from lighting retrofits to building tune-ups to higher efficiency heating and cooling equipment and exploring sustainable energy alternatives.
Our energy-saving improvements are saving 20 million kilowatt hours each year, enough energy to power 2,600 homes annually in Minnesota.
Our success at lowering our energy use has been recognized with several green awards.