Climate/Energy Series: Reducing Energy Through Behaviors

Recorded On: 07/18/2016

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


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.


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Reducing Energy Through Behaviors
60-minute presentation Live event: 07/18/2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
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