Adena Regional Medical Center has earned ENERGY STAR Certification for the first time in recognition for the important strides the hospital is taking to protect our environment and ensure a more efficient health care facility. Adena Regional Medical Center scored a 92, meaning it is more energy efficient than 92% of similar facilities nationwide.
Ohio leads the nation with 20 of the 54 ENERGY STAR certified hospitals in the U.S. Ohio Hospitals achieved an aggregate energy reduction of 2.10% from July 2020 to July 2021, which is greater than the national average of 0.66%, according to ENERGY STAR. Through OHA’s ENERGY STAR benchmarking project Ohio Hospitals saved enough money to hire at least 54 nurses and reduced emissions equivalent to removing 7,996 passenger vehicles from the road.
The Ohio Hospital Association Energy & Sustainability Program assists hospitals with energy procurement, advocacy, ENERGY STAR benchmarking, energy audits, pollution prevention, and sustainability programs. For more information on the program, contact Kevin Zacharyasz.