Climate/Energy Series: Energy Benchmarking 101

Recorded On: 07/27/2016

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.


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.


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Energy Benchmarking 101
60-minute presentation Live event: 07/27/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
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