THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT “THE ENGINE ROOM” NEEDS TO BE AT THE CENTER OF THESE EFFORTS.
ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION, HVAC, AND EMBODIED CARBON OF BUILDINGS ARE THE LARGEST SOURCES OF EMISSIONS FOR ANY HEALTH SYSTEM. FACILITIES WIN THE TRIFECTA.
In leading health systems like Boston Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente, facilities teams are the tip of the net zero spear. With a more extensive facilities footprint, the overall energy consumption of health systems buildings is tremendous. The energy consumption of hospitals is the highest of any building type in the world.
Health systems that can transition to renewable energy sources like wind and solar, improve the efficiency of their buildings, and transition as many buildings as possible to heat pumps, will have gone a long way toward net zero.
WHY FACILITIES MANAGEMENT IS IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS
There is perhaps no one part of the health system with more ability to lower emissions than facilities. If every facilities project is also an emission elimination project, the health system will make great strides toward net zero.
Hospitals consume more energy than any other type of building.
The embodied carbon from building construction can equal the carbon output from operating the building.
There are so many opportunities to improve building efficiencies and reduce emissions.
CLIMATE ACTIONWORKS GUIDES YOUR PATH TO NET ZERO EMISSIONS
We present our research at national meetings, conduct individual onsite presentations and workshops for health systems, and host webinars — all grounded into our constant and neverending efforts to uncover the best practices in emissions reductions.
We complete an in-depth examination of your organization — not only your current emissions but your preparedness for tackling them. We analyze your facilities and interview dozens of your team members to understand the team's knowledge, appetite, and capabilities for reducing emissions. Our extensive process concludes with a full written report, gap analysis, and recommendations for moving forward.
Our team has worked with health systems on many strategic and operational issues for over 25 years. We share our extensive knowledge in a tailored approach for your needs, from leading your teams through workshops and providing toolkits to "at the elbow" support in project management and implementation consulting.
Our members have ongoing support from a dedicated advisor, access to our library of tools, the ability to connect directly with other executives, complimentary attendance at our national meetings for an unlimited number of attendees, one annual presentation to their board, and one annual workshop for the installation of tactics.