Sharing Call: “Greening the Operating Room”

By path2positive

"As hospitals across the country look for ways to reduce environmental impact, it makes sense to start with the departments that have the largest environmental footprints. The operating room (OR) is one of the largest users of energy within the hospital, as well as one of the largest producers of waste," according to Practice Greenhealth. At 2pm EST on Wednesday, April 13th Practice Greenhealth will hold a call entitled "Greening the OR".  Please register and join the discussion.

Advocate Health Illinois Masonic Medical Center implemented HVAC and lighting changes in 100 percent of their 16 ORs, which has contributed to its ENERGY STAR rating of 96. Ascension Dell Seton Children's Hospital purchased and installed water efficient sterilization equipment, which has contributed to its 32.5 percent reduction in water usage.

Speakers will review specific strategies and common barriers to HVAC setbacks, LED lighting, and retrofitting sterilization equipment with water economizer features.


Sharing Call: Greening the OR with Advocate Health Care and Ascension Health -- Proven Cost Savings with Energy & Water Efficiency

Practice Greenhealth

Session Description

Advocate Health Illinois Masonic Medical Center implemented HVAC and lighting changes in 100 percent of their 16 ORs, which has contributed to its ENERGY STAR rating of 96. Ascension Dell Seton Children's Hospital purchased and installed water efficient sterilization equipment, which has contributed to its 32.5 percent reduction in water usage.

Join Advocate Health Care's York Chan, Ascension Health's Lois Sechrist and Jon Villani of Grumman Butkus as they share their proven strategies. Speakers will review specific strategies and common barriers to HVAC setbacks, LED lighting, and retrofitting sterilization equipment with water economizer features.

HVAC setbacks save approximately $2,000 to $3,200 per OR per year, and yet only 36.8 percent of Practice Greenhealth award winners had an HVAC setback program in place. Team up facilities, infection prevention and operating room leaders and join Ascension and Advocate Health Care in their energy and water conservation success.

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