Why Healthcare Leaders Cannot Afford to Ignore “Greening” Anymore

Read the full story in Becker’s Hospital Review.

Healthcare organizations utilize 11 percent of all U.S. energy, and hospitals and health systems spend roughly $8 billion every year on energy. In addition, energy costs have risen 56 percent between 2003 and 2008, according to the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. Energy is often considered to be low-hanging fruit within a hospital’s financial plan, but healthcare leaders can longer afford to ignore “greening” their facilities.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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