PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR HEALTH FACLITY ENGINEERING (PSHFE)
ASHE ENERGY TO CARE PROGRAM
With the assistance of PSHFE and co-funding from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF), Envinity is able to offer no-cost consulting services and ASHE Energy to Care enrollment to member hospitals in Pennsylvania.
WHAT IS ENERGY TO CARE?
Energy to Care is a free benchmarking and awards program for Healthcare facilities, offered through the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).
The program provides an opportunity for facility professionals to measure energy use at their sites, implement efficiency updates, and track the success of implemented strategies. Participating hospitals are recognized for reducing energy consumption by 10% or more.
Approximately 1500 hospitals participate in Energy to Care nationwide.
Currently, 8 PSHFE hospitals participate in the Energy to Care Program. The chapter has set a strategic goal to increase the number of participating hospitals by 12 over the next 2 years, more than doubling involvement from its members.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM?
Reduce consumption by 10% at participating hospitals
Enable facility owners/ managers to see how their energy use compares to other hospitals of similar size and building characteristics
Gauge the success of energy and money saving strategies
Redirect money formerly spent on inefficient operations to improved patient care
WHAT DO PARTICIPANT HOSPITALS RECIEVE?
Through the program, participant hospitals will receive complimentary:
Creation of an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Account
Enrollment in ASHE's Energy to Care Program
2 years of maintenance for both Portfolio Manager & Energy to Care accounts
1 day of onsite consultation from a professional commissioning engineer
Field report with lowest-cost, highest return energy saving measures
Assistance highlighting past or future projects available for utility rebates
HOW DO INTERESTED FACILITIES JOIN?
In order to be eligible for participation, you must be a Pennsylvania Hospital that is a member of PSHFE. Learn more about PSHFE membership here.
If you are already a member of PSHFE, please click here for more information about how to join!