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  • Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Water Management Program Part II: If It Isn’t Safe AND Efficient, Then It Isn’t Sustainable

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/30/2016

    This sharing call will help equip facility leaders with best water management practices for achieving health and safety, environmental and financial goals.

    When required, please enter password "Pgh2016" for this event. If you need any assistance, please contact yzhong@practicegreenhealth.org.

    Description:

    1. This sharing call will help equip facility leaders with best water management practices for achieving health and safety, environmental and financial goals.Dr. William McCoy, Ph.D. Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Phigenics will present "Safe, Efficient and Cost Effective Water Management Programs for the Built Environment." This comes from a book he is writing for the International Water Association. Attendees will learn what is sustainable water system management, understand "If it is not safe, it is not sustainable", and learn how to align cost, safety and efficiency.
    2. Practice Greenhealth Less Water Goals and Toolkit overview.
    3. Dr. Vincent Hsu will detail Florida Hospital's Water Management Journey. Florida Hospital is developing a system wide approach for optimizing their water management for safety and efficiency. The presentation will include an overview of how the program started, Florida Hospital's vision for water management, the composition and value achieved by creating a water management team, the process for developing the program for water safety and the next steps as it incorporates water efficiency opportunities and ongoing validation and verification.
    4. Q&A moderated by Hermine Levey Weston.

    Learning Objectives:

    Attendees will understand that a sustainable building water management program entails designing it for water safety and optimizing it for water efficiency with ongoing program oversight via a cross-functional water management team and smart technology.

    Following the presentation, attendees will be able to:

    1. Communicate that water in buildings is not always safe due to incoming water quality being insufficient and/or water quality degrading in the facility
    2. Identify activities that are most likely to distinguish effective water management programs
    3. Develop a water management team
    4. Develop metrics for water safety and efficiency
    5. Utilize smart technology
    6. Implement best practices for program validation and verification

    Member: Free! / Non-Members: $79.00

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA

    Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA is Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth where she manages member accounts by providing support and technical expertise related to environmental and sustainability programs in health care settings. She is a health care professional with over 25 years of experience in health care quality management. Prior to joining the Practice Greenhealth team she was employed by the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Hermine developed the sustainability framework for improvement at this hospital and consulted with other community hospitals and nursing homes in Western Massachusetts regarding health care sustainability. For these efforts she was recognized as a Nurse Luminary whose members shine a light on environmental challenges in the diverse settings where they live and work. Hermine applied her healthcare experience while earning a Green MBA from Antioch University New England.

    Contact Information:

         Phone: 1-888-521-6664
         Email: hleveyweston@practicegreenhealth.org

    William McCoy, Ph.D.

    Program Committee Chair and Chief Technology Officer, Phigenics

    Bill McCoy is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Phigenics. He is a world-renowned expert in preventing disease associated with waterborne pathogens in building water systems. The International Water Association (IWA) awarded him their top prize, the Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Management and Science, in Berlin, 2001. The IWA published his full-length book entitled Preventing Legionellosis in 2005. Bill has developed many innovations in water technology. He holds 29 US patents, all with international equivalents, and in 2001, received the Inventor of the Year award from The Intellectual Property Law Association in Chicago. Bill serves as an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He currently serves as voting member on the Environmental Health Committee for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and also as voting member on Standard Project Committee 188, “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems". He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Calgary and M.Sc. from the University of Hawaii, two undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach and Executive Management Education from the University of Michigan.

    Contact Information:

    EMail: wmccoy@phigenics.com

    Vincent Hsu, MD, MPH, CIC, FACP

    Hospital Epidemiologist & Exec Director, Infection Prevention Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital

    Dr. Hsu is the Hospital Epidemiologist at Florida Hospital and co-chair of Florida Hospital's Water Management Program. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University College of Medicine in California. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Legacy Portland Hospital and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at University of Southern California Medical Center. He also obtained a Masters of Public Health at University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health.

    Prior to joining Florida Hospital, Dr. Hsu spent three years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he was involved in outbreak investigations such as the anthrax attacks and SARS epidemic. His time there was focused on international outbreak control and public health research. Dr. Hsu was also previously the Medical Director for Safety, Quality, and Infection Control at Florida Hospital. His current interests include prevention of hospital-associated infections, community and hospital preparation for pandemic influenza, and use of evidence-based therapies to create a culture of safety for patients.

    Dr. Hsu has received numerous awards, including several U.S. Public Health Service Awards. He is the author of more than 15 peer-reviewed publications in epidemiology and infectious diseases. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine.

    Contact Information:

    Email: vincent.hsu.md@flhosp.org

  • How to Conduct a Material and Waste Baseline and Track Over Time

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/15/2016

    Overview of the categories that Practice Greenhealth has established in order for hospitals to use a standardized practice for measuring materials and waste.

    When required, please enter meeting password "Pgh 2016".

    Session Description:

    In order to submit a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award, hospitals are required to submit data on the types and amounts of wastes that are generated. Award thresholds include a less than 10% Regulated Medical Waste rate and a minimum of a 15% recycling rate. The award reviewers also require other waste reduction activities and some details on how hospitals achieved the targets.

    Join Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and former health care Waste Manager for an overview of the categories that Practice Greenhealth has established in order for hospitals to use a standardized practice for measuring materials and waste. Janet will provide a step by step approach to tracking each waste stream. Christopher Bodkin will provide details on the data requirements for material and waste tracking.


    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this sharing call, attendees will be able to:

      • Understand how Practice Greenhealth defines material and waste stream categories.
      • Understand the importance of both the amount of waste and associated costs for prioritizing waste reduction strategies.
      • Identify the thresholds required for Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards criteria.
      • Recognize that waste and recycler haulers can support a hospital's data collection needs.
      • Identify resources to help track materials and waste streams.
      • Understand the data collection requirements for both Environmental Excellence Awards and sector benchmarking.

    • Members: $0 / Non-Members: $79

    Janet Howard

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


    Janet Howard leads the facility member engagement team and the Healthier Hospitals program. The team provides fresh content, educational support and technical assistance to Practice Greenhealth facility members and Healthier Hospitals enrollees.  Recent projects include the Employee Engagement Toolkit and fresh content on Materials/WastesEngaged Leadership and the new Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.

    The Member Engagement team works together to help organizations recognize the link between sustainability programming and quality, patient experience and performance excellence. Janet's angle is around empowerment and the belief that every person deserves a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

    With Iqbal Mian, Janet developed a strategic deployment consult offering at Practice Greenhealth. The day-long program facilitates the facility or system's vision, mission, goals and elevator speeches for sustainability programming in alignment with overall strategic organizational goals. This senior level engagement results in strategic deployment and optimizes programmatic success.

    Janet pioneered sustainability in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. Read Janet’s columns on her LinkedIn profile.

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    Contact Info:

    Email: jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org (T): 866.598.2110

    Christopher Bodkin

    Practice Greenhealth sector performance and recognition data coordinator

    Bodkin’s role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the health care sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both accessibility of sustainability performance data and impact. Bodkin was named to GreenBiz’s 30 Under 30 list for 2018.

    Contact Info:

  • Sustainable Food Service Wares - Considerations & Tools for Selection & Disposal

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/10/2016

    Explore the health concerns of styrofoam food service wares and the options available to operators looking to move away from styrofoam.

    If required, please enter meeting password "Pgh2016".

    Description:

    Explore the health concerns of styrofoam food service wares and the options available to operators looking to move away from styrofoam. Topics will include a review of bio-based products, an evaluation of each material based on usage, health, cost, and environmental considerations. Attendees will learn about sourcing and certification resources such as Environmental Preferred Purchasing, USDA BioPreferred, Biodegradable Products Institute and Forest Stewardship Council.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Develop a basic understanding of waste streams
    • Learn about the different food service ware materials and the considerations for each including patient health effects and upstream and downstream environmental impact
    • Take away EPP resources, vendor and product lists (BPI and BioPreferred)

    Presenter:

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    Thresa Pattee, Food Program Coordinator, Healthy Food in Health Care Program, Health Care Without Harm

    Thresa brings 10 years of experience working in broadline foodservice distribution sales with a focus on healthcare institutions. She also piloted the first Sustainability Specialist position at US Foods San Francisco and helped to bring environmentally driven purchasing forward in the company's culture. She received a B.A in Marketing and French from Portland State University and an M.B.A in Sustainable Business from San Francisco State University. She recently moved back to her hometown of Bozeman, Montana where she enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and all that the beautiful Montana wilderness has to offer.

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    Members: $0 / Non-Members: $79

    ​Thresa Pattee

    Food Program Coordinator, Healthy Food in Health Care Program, Health Care Without Harm

    Thresa brings 10 years of experience working in broadline foodservice distribution sales with a focus on healthcare institutions. She also piloted the first Sustainability Specialist position at US Foods San Francisco and helped to bring environmentally driven purchasing forward in the company's culture. She received a B.A in Marketing and French from Portland State University and an M.B.A in Sustainable Business from San Francisco State University. She recently moved back to her hometown of Bozeman, Montana where she enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and all that the beautiful Montana wilderness has to offer.

    Contact Info:

    tpattee@hcwh.org
    888-269-9869

  • Sustainable Operations Series: Integrated Pest Management: Partnerships and Tools to Implement a Model Program

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/18/2016

    Learn from leaders in health care who have implemented comprehensive, defined IPM programs at health care facilities. Learn about strategic partnerships to advance IPM, purchasing guidance, best practices, and strategies to overcome barriers.

    Session Description

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs have the benefit of protecting staff, patients, and visitors from exposure to pesticides that are linked to adverse health impacts, including respiratory impacts, cancers, neurological disorders, and reproductive problems. A defined IPM program is a pest management strategy focusing on long-term, non-chemical strategies for prevention and suppression of pest problems through a combination of structural, cultural, mechanical, physical, and biological controls, with least-hazardous pesticides used only as a last resort. The program focuses on removing or altering the pest-conducive conditions that lead to pest infestations. Defined IPM establishes a clear program with interdepartmental communication that avoids a dependency on toxic pesticides. In this session, learn from leaders in health care who have implemented comprehensive, defined IPM programs at health care facilities. Learn about strategic partnerships to advance IPM, purchasing guidance, best practices, and strategies to overcome barriers.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand rationale for targeting pesticides for reduction in health care setting.
    • Describe common challenges and potential solutions and best practices for implementing an IPM program in a hospital setting.
    • Describe tools and resources available for facilities seeking to develop and/or implement an IPM program.
    • Understand opportunities to partner with organizations offering expertise and resources in IPM.

    Presenters

    Charlotte Wallace, RN, Pediatric Nurse and Sustainability Coordinator, Anne Arundel Medical Center


    Charlotte is a former pediatric nurse and champion for change, who's passion for healthcare, the environment and children led her to initiate and chair the green team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis, Maryland. Since 2007, Charlotte has helped to educate and build a healthier hospital for the wellness and disease prevention of the patients, staff and surrounding community

    In 2012, Charlotte was awarded the Nursing Leadership in Environmental Health Award, by Maryland Hospitals for a healthy Environment. In 2013 and 2015, AAMC was recognized by the Becker's Review as one of the top 50 greenest hospitals in the US.

    Matt Wallach, Project Director, Maryland Pesticide Network & Beyond Pesticides
    Matt has a longstanding commitment to public education and activism and has a background in environmental health and safety issues. Since 2011, Matt has worked as the Project Director of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Health Care Facilities Project, a partnership of Maryland Pesticide Education Network and Beyond Pesticides. His work involves working with health care facilities throughout Maryland on their transition to and implementation of IPM plans and procedures in order to reduce pest pressures and eliminate the need for harmful pesticides. By conducting walk-throughs at facilities to inspect for potential pest-conducive conditions, reviewing pest management logs to evaluate how IPM is being implemented, and through education, facilities have taken the appropriate steps to reduce or eliminate the conditions conducive to pests. Before joining Beyond Pesticides, Matt previously worked as Program Coordinator for Citizens Campaign for the Environment in New York State where he worked on local, state, and regional campaigns to reduce pesticide use, conserve open space, and ensure a clean water supply. Additionally, Matt served on several coalitions dedicated to the protection of water resources. Matt earned an M.A. in Urban Planning from Hunter College in New York City and a B.A. in Geography from George Washington University in Washington D.C.

    Joan Plisko, President and Founder of Plisko Sustainable Solutions

    Dr. Joan Plisko is President and founder of Plisko Sustainable Solutions, a woman-owned small business that provides strategic, programmatic, and assessment capabilities to promote triple bottom line solutions. With over twenty-five years' experience in the environmental and health care industries, Dr. Plisko's work includes the development of a strategic sustainability marketing plan; development of a stormwater management plan; completion of a comprehensive sustainability audit; and the management of a cleaning and disinfection collaborative aimed at reducing healthcare associated infection. For ten years prior, as Director of Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E), Dr. Plisko provided technical assistance, education, and training opportunities to over 60 hospitals in Maryland. From the basement to the boardroom, Dr. Plisko catalyzed the development, implementation, and measurement of facility and system-wide sustainability programs. Dr. Plisko has written numerous case studies on topics such as recycling construction debris, sustainability dashboards, and bulk waste reduction and has delivered presentations on topics such as the sustainable supply chain, and waste prevention and management in hospitals. Additionally she developed and taught environmental health and sustainability for managers and decision makers; and taught an online graduate level sustainability course.

    Dr. Plisko has a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University, an M.E. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 / Non-member: $0

    If asked, please enter meeting password "Pgh2016".

  • Sustainable Operations Series: Achieving Safer Water in Health Care Facilities

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2016

    Join us on the part one of a two-part series which aims to equipping facility leaders with best water management practices for achieving health and safety, environmental and financial goals.

    Session Description

    This is the part one of a two-part series which aims to equipping facility leaders with best water management practices for achieving health and safety, environmental and financial goals. Attendees will understand that a sustainable building water management program entails designing it for water safety and optimizing it for water efficiency with ongoing program oversight via a cross-functional water management team and smart technology.

    Learning Objectives

    Following the two-part webinar, attendees will be able to:
    • Communicate that water in buildings is not always safe due to incoming water quality being insufficient and/or water quality degrading in the facility
    • Identify activities that are most likely to distinguish effective water management programs
    • Develop a water management team
    • Develop metrics for water safety and efficiency
    • Utilize smart technology
    • Implement best practices for program validation and verification

    Presenters

    William Rhoades, PhD. Candidate Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
    William Rhoads is a Charles E. Via Doctoral Fellow in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. He received the 2015 AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Scholarship for his work on opportunistic pathogens and green plumbing systems. William is advised by Drs. Marc Edwards and Amy Pruden.


    Claressa E. Lucas, Ph.D. Microbiologist: NCID/DBMD Respiratory Disease Laboratory Section, ELITE Program Coordinator
    Dr. Claressa Lucas earned her PhD at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and completed an ASM/NCID post-doctoral appointment in the CDC Tuberculosis Laboratory before joining the CDC Legionella Laboratory in 2000. She has participated in investigation of over 40 outbreaks of legionellosis or unexplained respiratory disease and conducted a dozen environmental studies. Dr. Lucas has authored articles on biofilm formation, strain distribution, and virulence determinants of legionellae and has assisted with development of legionellosis prevention strategies for government agencies and industrial societies. Since 2008, Dr. Lucas has coordinated CDC's ELITE program, a proficiency testing program for laboratories that culture Legionella from environmental samples, with over 200 participants worldwide.

    Damian Mindley, Chief – Engineering Service, Atlanta VA Medical Center Veterans Health Administration

    Damian Mindley assumed the duties of Chief – Engineering Service at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA, in January 2012. Previously, Mr. Mindley served as the Supervisory General Engineer, overseeing one of the largest and most robust Capital Infrastructure Improvement funding periods in the Medical Center's history. During his first year as Chief Engineer, Mindley received a performance improvement award for implementing changes that resulted in cost savings to the Medical Center. That same year, he completed the Purdue University Yellow Belt Lean Certification Course. The following year, Mindley completed the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). As Chief Engineer, Mindley has developed the facility's first Work Order/Preventative Maintenance instructional manual, oversaw the expansion of Engineering operations to Fort McPherson and The Trinka Davis Veterans Village, transitioned all Engineering staff members to S.M.A.R.T performance standards, garnered Resource Management Approval, which created upward mobility promotions for over 20+ staff members, presided over many Capital Infrastructure improvements to include the overhaul of the facility's electrical distribution network and the addition of a Water Storage Facility, which improved and solidified the facility's ability to respond during emergency events. The Atlanta VA Medical Center is one of very few facilities in the State of Georgia and in the country with n+1 electrical power redundancy and a 750k gallon Water Storage Facility.

    Pricing

    Members: $0 / Non-Members: $79

  • Healthy Food in Health Care: Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture - Marketing and Promotion to Support Purchasing Strategies

    Contains 2 Component(s)

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

    Description:

    Hospitals across the country are breaking ranks with their traditional supply chains and seeking and purchasing meat and poultry products from producers who use antibiotics responsibly—if at all. However these forward thinking actions take work and often higher costs to protect public health. It is important to have hospital administrators and hospital eaters (staff, patients and visitors) on your side and supportive of these efforts. Join us to explore guidance on how to market and promote featured sustainable products (with a focus on meat raised without routine antibiotics) and message this this complex, but critical issue to your constituents. Learn from others who have had success and receive tips and tools for building your program.

    Speakers Include:

    Kurt-RoesslerKurt Roessler
    Director of Food and Nutrition
    Huggins Hospital
    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    Patti-Oliver

    Patti Oliver
    Director of Nutrition
    UCLA Health
    Los Angeles, California


    Hillary-Bisnett

    Hillary Bisnett
    National Procurement Director
    Health Care Without Harm
    Healthy Food in Health Care Program



    Members: $0 / Non-Members: $0

  • 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.

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