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  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Series: Detailed Assessments of Durable Goods using the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/29/2016

    Join us for Part III of a three-part training series on how to use the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator.

    Session Description

    Join us for Part III of a three-part training series on how to use the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator.

    This webinar will review and demo a detailed cost of ownership calculation on durable goods. The speakers will describe the data needed for a detailed assessment and the special considerations for durable goods. Users will view a demo, walking through a typical product scenario to fully understand how to use the calculator to compare durable products and the type of results that show the lowest cost and the least environmental impact to support smart purchasing decisions. This webinar offers a valuable learning opportunity for users of the calculator and those who want to have a practical understanding of the calculator's functionality and results.

    This Part III webinar is highly recommended for anyone who intends to use, manage or understand the GCO calculator functions. This is the second part of a three-part training series on the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator.

    Part I of the training series provides an overview of the calculator and the business case for using it. Part II of the training series shares how to do a Detailed Assessment for Consumable/Reusable Goods (as opposed to durable goods). These 60-minute webinars offer users a valuable opportunity to understand the benefits of the calculator and how to use the calculator effectively to identify the product with the lowest cost to the organization and the product with the least environmental impact.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the data needed for a Detailed Assessment of durable goods and where you can gather this data.
    • Recognize the steps necessary to perform a detailed assessment of durable goods and how best to use the calculator to achieve effective results.
    • Cite at least one unique consideration in assessing durable goods.
    • Identify and visualize how the results can support cost saving and reducing environmental impacts.

    Presenters

    imageJames Salo, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Research, Trucost

    James led the research team that worked with Practice Greenhealth in the benchmarking and scope development of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool for the health care industry. He is the senior member responsible for Trucost's research efforts in North America. James has over a decade of experience leading research projects focused on corporate environmental performance and sustainable investment. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University's Centre of the Environment, where his work focused on the measurement of corporate environmental performance and this data's use within financial markets. He also holds a BA and an MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University.

    imageLibby Bernick, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, North America, Trucost
    Libby manages Trucost's North American business, and leads the regional team responsible for Financial Institution services and Corporate services in the North American region. She also manages large key accounts and is part of Trucost's senior management team. She has worked for over 25 years helping businesses to integrate environmental information into their decision-making processes, and has led the development and implementation of numerous decision-support tools and programs at multinational corporations. Her business experience includes multi-year assignments on new product development teams commercializing the launch of greener products and as the environmental manager within a production facility. An author of numerous articles and frequent speaker at international industry events and forums, Libby is a recognized expert in environmental reporting, greener product development, and environmental supply chain issues. Prior to joining Trucost, Libby was Vice President at UL Environment responsible for its global sustainability services business, and Director of PE International Five Winds' Consumer Products & Retail Sector. Libby holds a M.A.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering and a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Delaware. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and is LEED AP accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    imageMiriam Tarin Robles, Senior Research Analyst, Trucost

    Miriam is a Senior Research Analyst at Trucost and she works with organizations to help them understand, manage and reduce their impacts on natural capital. For example, she has led Trucost's involvement for TEEB's study on global animal husbandry practices.This study quantified and valued the costs and benefits of different livestock commodities and identified opportunities for improving food security. Miriam contributed to a Brazilian study that determined the natural capital risk exposure of its financial sector, which was commissioned by GIZ and CEBDS - representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Brazil. Miriam has also has expertise on life-cycle analysis, environmental input-output modelling and environmental profit and loss accounting.

    Miriam has a Masters degree in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management from Cranfield University, and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, which included one year at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Before joining Trucost, Miriam worked on a research project for Unilever regarding the sustainable intensification of agriculture.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0


  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Series: Detailed Assessments of Consumable/Reusable Goods using the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/27/2016

    Join us for Part II of the three part training series on how to use the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator.

    Session Description

    Join us for Part II of the three part training series on how to use the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator.

    This webinar will review and demo a detailed cost of ownership calculation on consumable/reusable goods. The speakers will describe the data needed for a detailed assessment and the special considerations for consumable/reusable goods. Users will view a demo, walking through a typical product scenario to fully understand how to use the calculator to compare consumable/reusable products and the type of results that show the lowest cost and the least environmental impact to support smart purchasing decisions. This webinar offers a valuable learning opportunity for users of the calculator and those who want to have a practical understanding of the calculator's functionality and results.

    This Part II webinar is highly recommended for anyone who intends to use, manage or understand the TCO calculator functions. This is the second part of a three-part training series on the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator.

    Part I of the training series provides an overview of the calculator and the business case for using it. Part III of the training series shares how to do a Detailed TCO Assessment for Durable Goods (as opposed to consumable/reusable goods). These 60-minute webinars offer users a valuable opportunity to understand the benefits of the calculator and how to use the calculator effectively to identify the product with the lowest cost to the organization and the least environmental impact.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the data needed for a Detailed Assessment of consumable/reusable goods and where you can gather this data.
    • Recognize the steps necessary to perform a detailed assessment of consumable/reusable goods and how best to use the calculator to achieve effective results.
    • Cite at least one unique consideration in assessing consumable/reusable goods.
    • Identify and visualize how the results can support cost saving and reducing environmental impacts.

    Presenters

    imageJames Salo, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Research, Trucost

    James led the research team that worked with Practice Greenhealth in the benchmarking and scope development of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool for the health care industry. He is the senior member responsible for Trucost's research efforts in North America. James has over a decade of experience leading research projects focused on corporate environmental performance and sustainable investment. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University's Centre of the Environment, where his work focused on the measurement of corporate environmental performance and this data's use within financial markets. He also holds a BA and an MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University.

    imageLibby Bernick, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, North America, Trucost
    Libby manages Trucost's North American business, and leads the regional team responsible for Financial Institution services and Corporate services in the North American region. She also manages large key accounts and is part of Trucost's senior management team. She has worked for over 25 years helping businesses to integrate environmental information into their decision-making processes, and has led the development and implementation of numerous decision-support tools and programs at multinational corporations. Her business experience includes multi-year assignments on new product development teams commercializing the launch of greener products and as the environmental manager within a production facility. An author of numerous articles and frequent speaker at international industry events and forums, Libby is a recognized expert in environmental reporting, greener product development, and environmental supply chain issues. Prior to joining Trucost, Libby was Vice President at UL Environment responsible for its global sustainability services business, and Director of PE International Five Winds' Consumer Products & Retail Sector. Libby holds a M.A.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering and a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Delaware. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and is LEED AP accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    imageMiriam Tarin Robles, Senior Research Analyst, Trucost

    Miriam is a Senior Research Analyst at Trucost and she works with organizations to help them understand, manage and reduce their impacts on natural capital. For example, she has led Trucost's involvement for TEEB's study on global animal husbandry practices.This study quantified and valued the costs and benefits of different livestock commodities and identified opportunities for improving food security. Miriam contributed to a Brazilian study that determined the natural capital risk exposure of its financial sector, which was commissioned by GIZ and CEBDS - representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Brazil. Miriam has also has expertise on life-cycle analysis, environmental input-output modelling and environmental profit and loss accounting.

    Miriam has a Masters degree in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management from Cranfield University, and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, which included one year at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Before joining Trucost, Miriam worked on a research project for Unilever regarding the sustainable intensification of agriculture.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0
  • Sharing Call: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Health Care: Reducing Exposures for Patients, Staff and Visitors

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/23/2016

    This Sharing Call will describe why endocrine disruptors are a growing concern and ways to address the topic in the healthcare setting to create a healthier environment for patients, staff and visitors.

    Great thank you to our member Hackensack University Medical Center who makes this program possible.

    Session Description

    This Sharing Call will describe why endocrine disruptors are a growing concern and ways to address the topic in the health care setting to create a healthier environment for patients, staff and visitors.

    Learning Objectives

    • Define endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and why they're a growing concern
    • Explain where EDCs are commonly found in the healthcare setting
    • Describe ways to reduce EDCs in the clinical setting to ensure a healthier environment for patients, staff and visitors
    • Describe ways to encourage patients to reduce exposures to EDCs at home and in the community

    Presenter

    Lawrence Rosen, MD, Medical Advisor, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center
    Lawrence Rosen, MD is an integrative pediatrician and co-author of Treatment Alternatives for Children. He is the founder of the Whole Child Center, one of the country's first green and integrative pediatric practices, and he serves as Medical Advisor to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®. Dr. Rosen's academic credentials include positions as past Chair of the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UMDNJ, and author of numerous articles and book chapters on integrative pediatrics. He is also the pediatric columnist for Kiwi Magazine and blogs for the Huffington Post.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Series: Getting Started with the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/13/2016

    Join us for Part I of the three part training series on how to use the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator.

    Session Description

    Join us for Part I of the three part training series on how to use the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator.

    This webinar will share the business case for using the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator and what product types are the best ones to target for an assessment. The GCO Calculator provides a standard framework for evaluating and comparing the total costs to an organization of the products under consideration in the procurement process. Discover the data needed in order to use the tool efficiently and the sources for this data. Watch a demo of a GCO Calculator screening assessment to enhance your ability to use the tool quickly and effectively. Understand how to share the tool results with leadership and know additional resources for users.

    This Part I webinar is highly recommended for anyone who intends to use, manage or understand the GCO Calculator functions. This is the first part of a three-part training series on the Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator.

    Part II and Part III of the training series share how to do a Detailed GCO Assessment. These webinars offer a more comprehensive review of the calculator that includes special considerations for types of products. Part II will focus on consumable/reusable goods, and Part III will target durable goods, including supplemental consumable parts.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn the business case for using a GCO Calculator and how it can support organizational priorities for cost saving, improving the health of patients, and reducing environmental impacts.
    • Understand the key product types that are best for a GCO analysis
    • Be able to articulate the six steps in using the GCO Calculator.
    • Recognize the outcomes and metrics possible with a GCO Calculator.

    Presenters

    imageJames Salo, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Research, Trucost

    James led the research team that worked with Practice Greenhealth in the benchmarking and scope development of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool for the health care industry. He is the senior member responsible for Trucost's research efforts in North America. James has over a decade of experience leading research projects focused on corporate environmental performance and sustainable investment. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University's Centre of the Environment, where his work focused on the measurement of corporate environmental performance and this data's use within financial markets. He also holds a BA and an MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University.

    imageLibby Bernick, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, North America, Trucost
    Libby manages Trucost's North American business, and leads the regional team responsible for Financial Institution services and Corporate services in the North American region. She also manages large key accounts and is part of Trucost's senior management team. She has worked for over 25 years helping businesses to integrate environmental information into their decision-making processes, and has led the development and implementation of numerous decision-support tools and programs at multinational corporations. Her business experience includes multi-year assignments on new product development teams commercializing the launch of greener products and as the environmental manager within a production facility. An author of numerous articles and frequent speaker at international industry events and forums, Libby is a recognized expert in environmental reporting, greener product development, and environmental supply chain issues. Prior to joining Trucost, Libby was Vice President at UL Environment responsible for its global sustainability services business, and Director of PE International Five Winds' Consumer Products & Retail Sector. Libby holds a M.A.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering and a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Delaware. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and is LEED AP accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    imageMiriam Tarin Robles, Senior Research Analyst, Trucost

    Miriam is a Senior Research Analyst at Trucost and she works with organizations to help them understand, manage and reduce their impacts on natural capital. For example, she has led Trucost's involvement for TEEB's study on global animal husbandry practices.This study quantified and valued the costs and benefits of different livestock commodities and identified opportunities for improving food security. Miriam contributed to a Brazilian study that determined the natural capital risk exposure of its financial sector, which was commissioned by GIZ and CEBDS - representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Brazil. Miriam has also has expertise on life-cycle analysis, environmental input-output modelling and environmental profit and loss accounting.

    Miriam has a Masters degree in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management from Cranfield University, and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, which included one year at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Before joining Trucost, Miriam worked on a research project for Unilever regarding the sustainable intensification of agriculture.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0
  • Healthy Food in Health Care: Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture - Policy Action Through Storytelling

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/09/2016

    Part I: 2016 Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture Webinar Series

    Description:

    Advocacy to promote policy action can be strengthened through the sharing of stories of people and communities personally impacted. With the issue of antibiotic resistance, this includes the stories of the families and survivors of antibiotic resistant infections and the clinicians working to heal these patients. The Clinician Champions in Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship (CCCAS) Collaborative hosted this webinar to arm clinicians and others with tools to share their firsthand struggle with resistant infections with administrators and public policy makers to motivate action towards antibiotic stewardship. Emphasis was placed on the linkage between antibiotic use in animal agriculture and the impact on the effectiveness of antibiotics in human medicine. Speakers included Julia E. Szymczak and Evan Lerner.

    Speakers include:

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    Julia E. Szymczak, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN)

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    Evan Lerner
    Director, Media Relations
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

    Members: $0 / Non-Members: $0

  • Climate/Energy Series: Energy Benchmarking 101

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2016

    Chris Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance & Recognition and Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth, team up with the EPA's Health Care Portfolio Manager staff to de-mystify the process of energy benchmarking by discussing the goals, measures and calculation details needed to move along the three levels.

    Session Description

    Don't know your hospital's energy utilization index (EUI) or Energy Star score? No problem. The Healthier Hospitals Leaner Energy Challenge, a program within Practice Greenhealth, has all the tools and tips to get a hospital started. Level 1 encourages facilities to establish a baseline. This crucial step empowers users to understand where their hospitals is performing in national benchmarks by guiding them through the key steps and data needed. It's not as difficult as one may think. Level 2 continues the challenge to reduce the energy intensity by five percent from baseline with Level 3 increasing the performance to 10%.

    Chris Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance & Recognition and Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth, team up with the EPA's Health Care Portfolio Manager staff to de-mystify the process of energy benchmarking by discussing the goals, measures and calculation details needed to move along the three levels. You can also use these tools to benchmark your home and discover how well it consumes energy.

    Learning Objectives

    • Become familiar with the Leaner Energy Challenge (Level 1-3) and EPA's Portoflio Manager
    • Learn the inputs to establishing a baseline at your facility and what these metrics of Energy Utilization Index (EUI) and Energy Star score imply
    • Move beyond the baseline with conservation strategies with targeted reduction measures.

    Presenters

    Cbodkin.jpgChristopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector as to naturally incentivize leaders to become more sustainable. Christopher oversees the Healthier Hospitals data collection and reporting as well as creates content and reports.

    Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM, Member Engagement Manager, manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics. Iqbal received his master of science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a bachelor's in Business Administration and Supply Chain & Operations Management. Iqbal is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator Trained, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in Energy Benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).

    Since 2010, Iqbal led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.

    Iqbal brings a passion for healthier environments, empowerment, multi-facility system organizing, creativity and fun. During his downtime he enjoys mountain biking, videography and family.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $79

  • Climate/Energy Series: Reducing Energy Through Behaviors

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/18/2016

    This sharing call highlights a theme of actions that can be used at work and at home such as unplugging vampire devices when not in use, using Energy Star rated appliances, dressing appropriately in layers during seasons to even how using the AC in your car saves 10% on fuel efficiency.

    Session Description

    Did you know that hospitals can reduce their utility bill by 10% through just education and occupants doing best practices like turning off the lights? This sharing call highlights a theme of actions that can be used at work and at home such as unplugging vampire devices when not in use, using Energy Star rated appliances, dressing appropriately in layers during seasons to even how using the AC in your car saves 10% on fuel efficiency. Raj Shukla, Director at Cool Choices emphasizes how these small behaviors make a big impact not matter what building you are in along with Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the link between occupants and energy consumption
    • Learn the actionable behaviors that contribute to lowered energy usage
    • Help drive engagement with peers and raise awareness of key actions

    Presenters

    imageIqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM, Member Engagement Manager, manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics. Iqbal received his master of science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a bachelor's in Business Administration and Supply Chain & Operations Management. Iqbal is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator Trained, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in Energy Benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).

    Since 2010, Iqbal led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.

    Iqbal brings a passion for healthier environments, empowerment, multi-facility system organizing, creativity and fun. During his downtime he enjoys mountain biking, videography and family.

    imageRaj Shukla, Director of Programs, Cool Choices

    Raj Shukla has applied program design, development and management expertise in a variety of collaborative and creative venues spanning everything from public policy to the world of professional sports. As Director of Programs, he leads Cool Choices engagement and energy efficiency programs in businesses, schools and public agencies.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $79

  • Sharing Call: How to Understand Your Practice Greenhealth Performance Reports

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/06/2016

    Join the Practice Greenhealth Sector Performance Team to review your integrated data package and realize the true value of your membership.

    Session Description

    Performance Reporting is where the rubber hits the road when it comes to Practice Greenhealth membership. Knowing how to access, read, and understand your performance metrics will allow your facility or system to contextualize your data compared to the larger data set as well as set realistic goals for the future. Join the Practice Greenhealth Sector Performance Team to review your integrated data package and realize the true value of your membership.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding your integrated performance reporting package
    • Learn how to leverage your data
    • Learn how to set goals around your sustainability data.

    Presenters

    Fav.jpgCecilia DeLoach Lynn, Director of Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth
    Cecilia's role at Practice Greenhealth is to assist the organization in developing programmatic content, tools and resources, developing strategy for new sustainability initiatives and determining an industry-wide set of appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of healthcare sustainability programs. Cecilia provides sustainability content expertise and leadership to Greenhealth Academy's workshops, trainings, webinars and e-learning offerings as well as the Greening the OR TM Initiative. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer, and builds support and awareness for Practice Greenhealth through targeted speaking engagements, stakeholder engagement and outreach. Cecilia brings more than 14 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals, and is working with the Practice Greenhealth team to evolve the next set of sustainability performance resources, metrics and tools. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and healthcare administration, is a LEED-accredited professional, and was instrumental in helping update the Green Guide for Healthcare's Operations Credits in 2008.
    Cbodkin.jpgChristopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector as to naturally incentivize leaders to become more sustainable. Christopher oversees the Healthier Hospitals data collection and reporting as well as creates content and reports.

    * This is a member-only event

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Series: Driving Waste Prevention Solutions through Sustainable Purchasing – A Case Study Review

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2016

    Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) can be the key to reducing solid waste generation by minimizing materials and packaging while also saving time and money. But with hundreds of procured products to consider for improvement opportunities, how do you decide where to focus? This session will dive into two case studies where purchasing decisions were used to reduce waste generation but each approached this opportunity from different angles.

    Session Description

    Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) can be the key to reducing solid waste generation by minimizing materials and packaging while also saving time and money. But with hundreds of procured products to consider for improvement opportunities, how do you decide where to focus? Today's session will dive into two case studies where purchasing decisions were used to reduce waste generation but each approached this opportunity from different angles.

    The first section will focus on a project completed at a Hospital on Long Island. The goal of this project was to identify purchasing improvement opportunities for implementing EPP to ultimately reduce municipal solid waste at their hospital. Using a top-down approach, the hospital's purchasing records were analyzed to identify the top 10 products contributing to the hospital waste stream, for which environmentally preferable alternatives were then identified. Total cost of ownership and environmental preference also played a role in identifying viable alternatives.

    Next we'll hear about how a waste audit influenced purchasing decisions and waste segregation at Rochester General Hospital. Here, a bottom-up approach, by way of a waste audit, was conducted at the hospital to identify the largest product and packaging contributors to the waste stream. In this case, purchasing records also provided valuable information in identifying large sources of packaging waste. Find out how this valuable information ended up informing RGH's purchasing behavior and ultimately uncovered a huge cost savings opportunity.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the two approaches hospitals have taken to inform purchasing decisions
    • Learn the connections between sustainable purchasing and waste prevention.
    • Identify that assessing the total costs of ownership is crucial to making smart, cost-effective purchasing decisions.
    • Recognize the significance of training and its role in waste prevention and achieving cost savings.

    Presenters

    Trish Donohue.jpgTrish Donohue, Sr. Pollution Prevention Engineer, Sustainable Supply Chain Program Manager, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute

    Patricia Donohue is the sustainable supply chain program manager and a senior pollution prevention engineer at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Donohue provides technical environmental assistance to NYS industries to reduce their environmental footprint and save cost.

    For nearly twenty years, Ms. Donohue has supported industry with pollution prevention challenges. Her strong background in environmental engineering and Lean Six Sigma helps to identify losses and waste in manufacturing systems, leading to process improvement and a reduction in environmental footprint. Additional industrial experience includes supporting Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Johnson Controls. Ms. Donohue possesses strong business acumen, having been a product and marketing manager for a $40 million product line.

    Wayne Morton, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Rochester General Hospital

    Wayne Morton is The Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Rochester Regional Health Systems which consists of five hospitals with services in 150 locations. He administers the system's compliance with The Joint Commission's Environment of Care programs, environmental, health and safety regulations and surgical research operations.

    Mr. Morton has been with the RRH system since 2001, most recently as environmental health and safety manager for Rochester General Hospital. He has a master's degree in healthcare administration from Roberts Wesleyan College and is certified as a healthcare safety professional and occupational health and safety technologist.
    Ava Labuzetta, Pollution Prevention Engineer, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute

    Ava Labuzetta is a pollution prevention engineer at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology. In this role, she provides technical assistance to the Green Technology Accelerator Center, Direct Assistance and Sustainable Supply Chain Programs. This includes completing industry process assessments and identifying areas for improvement as well as researching solutions that result in waste and pollution reduction.

    Ms. Labuzetta holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the University of Vermont and is certified as an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.). Her academic work focused heavily on designing solutions to issues surrounding water quality, water treatment processes and energy consumption. At NYSP2I, she now applies this technical knowledge to projects across New York State.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0
  • Safer Chemicals Series: Antimicrobials in furniture: Do they deliver on the promise?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2016

    Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are an urgent health care and public health priority with significant consequences for morbidity, mortality and health care costs. New technologies, including adding antimicrobial agents to hospital furnishings and interiors are being promoted to help address this pressing problem.

    When required, please enter meeting password "Pgh2016".

    Session Description

    Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are an urgent health care and public health priority with significant consequences for morbidity, mortality and health care costs. New technologies, including adding antimicrobial agents to hospital furnishings and interiors are being promoted to help address this pressing problem. The evidence supporting both the efficacy and safety of these new technologies is insufficient and in some instances, of low quality. In this webinar, learn about Health Care Without Harm's comprehensive analysis of the evidence on the safety and efficacy of these products. Recommendations for health care clinicians, administrators and purchasers will be discussed, as well as recommendations for furniture and chemical manufacturers. The need for a critical research agenda to address significant data gaps also will be presented. Also hear from experts in a hospital system that has introduced an evidence-based evaluation of antimicrobials, and restricted their use in certain applications.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the applications of antimicrobials in furnishings in the health care setting
    • Understand the health and environmental concerns associated with antimicrobials in furnishings and analyze gaps in knowledge related to their safety, efficacy and clinical performance
    • Understand the importance of a systems approach in HAI prevention and the role that antimicrobials in furnishings may play in a larger systems approach
    • Describe the opportunities for reducing unnecessary antimicrobial use

    Presenters

    Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Advisor, Science and Environmental Health Network
    Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, is a physician with over 30 years of clinical experience in patient care. For the past 20 years, his work has explored the intersections of individual, public, and environmental health. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals, co-authored several books, and gives frequent presentations addressing environmental impacts on human health as well as the ways that human activities influence environmental quality.
    Dr. Schettler serves as the Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. He also serves as Science Director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and the Science Director of Health Care Without Harm. He has a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and masters in public health from Harvard University. Dr. Schettler is co-author of “Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment"; “In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development"; and "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging." Recently he published “The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The Promise of Prevention and the Hope for Healing". He has also published a number of articles on related topics in peer-reviewed journals and has served on advisory committees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Academy of Sciences.
    Katie Wickman, MS, RN, CIC, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Advocate Health Care
    Katie Wickman, MS, RN, CIC is the environmental stewardship coordinator at Advocate Health Care in Illinois, with past experience as a clinical nurse and infection preventionist (2009-2015). She is Certified in Infection Control and holds a Master of Science in nursing (DePaul University, IL) and a Bachelor of Science in biology (St. Norbert College, WI). Ms. Wickman serves on Advocate's Antimicrobial Stewardship and Healthier Hospitals Committees, playing key roles in the development of healthy and sustainable procurement standards at Advocate, and also participates in several market transformation groups working to advance health and sustainability in the health care supply chain.

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