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OHA Energy Cup Program Salutes Top Performing Hospitals

04/13/2018

 

 

The Ohio Hospital Association Energy & Sustainability Program last week announced three award-winning hospitals in the 2017 OHA Energy Cup competition.
 
Eighty-seven Ohio hospitals participated in the competition to reduce energy use and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Over 60 percent of participating hospitals reduced their energy use in 2017. Many Ohio hospitals took advantage of energy efficiency rebates provided by Ohio’s utilities to increase cost savings and dramatically shorten the return on investment period.
 
From 2016 to 2017, OHA member hospitals participating in the Energy Cup reduced energy emissions by an amount equivalent to 10,668,754 miles driven by automobiles, or the effect of planting 5,127 acres of forest.
 
Participants competed in three categories: large hospitals (more than 250,000 square feet), small hospitals (less than 250,000 square feet) and non-hospital medical buildings. Winners were determined based on greatest energy savings in 2017 use versus 2016 use. All results were validated by an engineer and verified in the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager portal.
 
The top 2017 Energy Cup award winners are:
 
  • Large Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital – 9.25 percent reduction
  • Small Hospital: Adams County Regional Medical Center – 17.83 percent reduction
  • Non-Hospital: University Hospitals Landerbrook Health Center (Mayfield Heights) – 29.22 percent reduction

This annual competition is supported by AEP Ohio and Dayton Power & Light. The awards will be presented at the OHA Energy & Sustainability Program luncheon June 5 during the OHA Annual Meeting in Columbus. For additional information about the OHA Energy Cup, contact Nolan Rutschilling.   
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