HHI Series: Leaner Energy - Tips to Reduce Energy Use by 10% from Baseline

Session Description

The way hospitals are designed and operated have a lot to do with how much energy they consume. Join experts in both design and operation in learning a few tips and tricks to reduce energy consumption in hospitals by 10 percent or more. Kim Shinn and Tim Peglow worked together as two of the co-authors of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals, and will share lessons learned from their combined over 70 years of experience in designing and operating hospitals. These are proven, practical, no-nonsense, economical ways to save money and energy, as well as increase patient satisfaction and quality scores.

Learning Objectives

  • Take Away Tips to engage leadership to recognize the return on investment of improved building efficiency and energy performance.
  • Identify state and other incentives to provide capital energy improvements.
  • Take away at least five cost-saving energy conservation case studies from U.S. facilities in a variety of climate zones and building types.


Kim E Shinn, PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, BEMP, Principal/Senior Sustainability Consultant, TLC Engineering for Architecture

Kim Shinn is a professional engineer and a Principal with TLC Engineering for Architecture (www.tlc-engineers.com). He is also a certified Commissioning Authority and ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional.

Kim is a LEED Accredited Professional and was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011. He helped create the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare. Kim currently serves on ASHRAE's Standard Project Committee 209, "Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings".

Kim is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University with degrees in engineering physics and mechanical engineering.

Timothy M. Peglow, Associate Vice President for Patient Care and Prevention Facilities, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Timothy M. Peglow is the Associate Vice President for Patient Care and Prevention Facilities at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He joined M. D. Anderson in October 2007 with almost 30 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare facilities management.
He is a senior member of Operations and Facilities Management and manages the maintenance and operation of nearly 5 million square feet of space dedicated to our patient care and prevention. In addition, he directs the provision of all facilities services consistent with the program objectives, priorities and budgets established by the Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief and his leadership team.
For eight years, he served as Vice President of Property Management for Broadway Services at Johns Hopkins University. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at La Porte Hospital in Indiana, a Clarian Health System affiliate.
He is a licensed professional engineer, has a Master of Engineering degree in Clinical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Peglow is regarded as a leader in health care facilities management and has written numerous articles and professional presentations on technology and clinical engineering. He has served as President of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering and continues to be an active member on its technical committees. He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers SSPC 90.1.


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