Data 101 Series: Energy Benchmarking – How to Conduct an Energy Baseline

Recorded On: 07/11/2017

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 EnergyStar 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 Portfolio 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.


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

Christopher Bodkin

Practice Greenhealth sector performance and recognition data coordinator

Bodkin has been working in health care sustainability since he graduated from college. He focuses on measuring sustainability in the health care sector through data and building expertise in all content areas. He was named to GreenBiz's 30 Under 30 list for 2018.

Contact Info:

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

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Energy Benchmarking – How to Conduct an Energy Baseline
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