Hospitals constantly look for ways to cut energy use

June 21, 2019

U.S. hospitals spend about $8.3 billion a year on energy, making them the fourth-largest category of commercial buildings to consume energy, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Hospitals are finding ways to cut energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprints, according to an article on the Indianapolis Business Journal website.

It’s part of a movement to become as green as possible.

The efforts range from installing more efficient light bulbs and doing away with plastic dining utensils to conducting sweeping energy audits to find where they can improve.

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