ASHE recognizes hospitals nationwide for cutting energy consumption

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is recognizing hospitals for their efforts to reduce energy consumption as part of ASHE's Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C) program.

By Healthcare Facilities Today
April 25, 2013

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is recognizing hospitals for their efforts to reduce energy consumption as part of ASHE's Energy Efficiency Commitment (E2C) program. 

The program encourages hospitals across the country to cut energy consumption by 10 percent or more over a 12-month period in support of the goals of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Challenge.

“These hospitals should be celebrated for making energy efficiency commitments that have shown real results,” said ASHE Executive Director Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE, in a press release. “Hospitals across the country may face different energy challenges, depending on their location, age, and other factors. But the E2C program shows that healthcare facilities can significantly cut energy use regardless of their situation, and the first step is making a commitment to do so.”

Several facilities have been previously recognized through the program for lowering energy consumption and were recognized again. The E2C program acknowledges repeat winners who reduce energy consumption by an additional 5 percent or more.

ASHE recognized the following hospitals April 22 in honor of Earth Day:

5 percent reduction

• Memorial Hermann Westside Hospital in Houston, Texas


10 percent reduction

• Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill.
• Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown in Greenville, S.C.
• Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
• St. Elizabeth Florence Hospital in Florence, Ky. 
• St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Ky.


15 percent reduction

• Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.


20 percent reduction

• Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill.
• Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. 
• Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. 
• Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis.


25 percent reduction

• Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio
• St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital in Edgewood, Ky.


30 percent reduction

• Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio


In addition to the facilities recognized in April, ASHE also congratulates hospitals recognized in late 2012 and early 2013 for energy savings, including:

• Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center in Sheboygan, Wis., reduced energy use by 15 percent.
• Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis., reduced energy use by 15 percent.
• Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., reduced energy use by 25 percent.
• Texas Children’s Hospital – West Tower in Houston, Texas, reduced energy use by 15 percent.


Additional information on ASHE’s E2C program is available at 

ASHE also outlines hospital energy-saving strategies on its recently expanded Sustainability Roadmap website at


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