Central Ohio Hospitals Saved $3.5 Million with Energy Efficiency Efforts

The four Franklin County hospital systems collaborate to identify ways to reduce energy costs and lower energy use. As a result of the Central Ohio Hospital Energy Efficiency Collaborative, the hospital systems have seen a 7.3% increase in energy savings from 2018 through June 2022, resulting in $3.5 million in savings. 

Through the collaborative, hospital facility and sustainability representatives meet quarterly to review and discuss their hospitals’ Energy Star benchmarking scores, identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and share their learnings with their colleagues from other hospital systems. ENERGY STAR scores are developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and provide a fair assessment of a hospital’s energy performance relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and activities of the hospital. 

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