Benchmarking Towards Energy Independence

Recorded On: 07/19/2017

Session Description

Join Jeff Rich from Gundersen Health, who recently presented at CleanMed on the Top Ten Lessons Learned on the Path to Energy Independence and Iqbal Mian of Practice Greenhealth discuss in detail how benchmarking plays an instrumental role for hospitals in how they can reduce energy consumption while selecting conservation projects that make business sense for the campus.  

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the inputs to establishing a baseline at your facility and what metrics such as Energy Utilization Index (EUI) mean for your hospital. 
  • Move beyond the baseline with conservation strategies with targeted reduction measures.
  • Gain insight as to how Gundersen Health established criteria for selecting energy projects and other lessons learned along the reduction journey.


Standard Fee: $79
Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE!
Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!

Iqbal Mian, MSSM

Member Engagement Manager

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.


Contact Info:

Iqbal Mian
Phone: 866-329-5170

Jeff Rich

Executive Director - Gundersen Envision

Jeff Rich is responsible for developing Gundersen’s Envision Program, which includes a portfolio of renewable energy projects and energy service offerings. Prior to joining Gundersen he was employed by Trane where he held a variety of Lean-Six Sigma and engineering management positions. Jeff was also employed for six years with John Deere as an industrial engineer and quality quality engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a certified Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt.


Benchmarking Towards Energy Independence
What role does benchmarking play in how hospitals can reduce energy consumption while selecting conservation projects that make business sense for the campus? Join us to learn more! Live event: 07/19/2017 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.