Climate/Energy Series: Introducing the Employee Home Solar Discount program

Recorded On: 06/21/2016

Session Description

This webinar presents the first in a series of Green Employee Benefits for Practice Greenhealth members: Employee Home Solar Discount program.

This new program provides hospitals with an incredible opportunity to offer employees the chance to buy or lease solar systems for their homes at a substantially lower rate than the national average. Implementing the program at your health system or hospital provides a great incentive to engage employees with and also contributes to increasing the resilience of their communities.

Health Systems that are members of the Health Care Climate Council have been piloting the project. Two of these pilot projects - Mark Platt from Gundersen and Sarah O'Keefe from University Hospitals – will share their stories and experiences on this webinar. Lauren Kleinman from Practice Greenhealth will present the Toolkit to assist members with implementing this Green Employee Benefit at their own hospitals. And as an additional incentive, Practice Greenhealth will announce the details of a contest to award free CleanMed 2017 registrations and lodging to the health systems that establish the best Employee Home Solar programs.


Mark Platt, Senior Vice President of Business Service, Gundersen Health

In the role of Senior Vice President of Business Services, Mark oversees the Envision program (Gundersen Health's sustainability program), in addition to Business Development & Marketing, Business Health Services, Community & Preventive Care Services, Corporate Communications, External Affairs & Government Relations, Facilities, and Supply Chain. He also leads the strategic planning process as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mark received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Sarah O'Keeffe, Sustainability Manager, University Hospitals

Sarah E. O'Keeffe works in the Sustainability Office at University Hospitals. In her role as a Sustainability Manager at UH, Sarah coordinates and implements system-wide sustainability programs related to the Healthier Hospitals program challenge areas as well as UH-specific programs and goals, particularly those related to Safer Chemicals, Smarter Purchasing, Less Waste and Transportation. Sarah holds an MBA in Non-Profit Management, with an emphasis on Sustainability, from the Weatherhead School of Business.
lauren_kleinman-100x100.jpgLauren Kleinman, MA, MENR, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth

Lauren Kleinman is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for Practice Greenhealth, in addition to her project management responsibilities for Healthier Hospitals, the Market Transformation Group, and working with the HCWH Climate Program to bring fresh content on climate and health to Practice Greenhealth. Prior to joining the organization, Lauren earned a dual Masters in environment and natural resources / public policy and administration from The Ohio State University while she worked at OSU Wexner Medical Center in the pharmacy department.


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Health Care Climate Council Presents: Employee Residential Solar Toolkit
60-minute Presentation Live event: 06/21/2016 at 1:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.