How 2 Midwest hospitals are partnering with DOE to beat energy reduction goals

Recorded On: 09/19/2019

The Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative supports partners in achieving their energy reduction goals. Find out how UW Health in Madison, Wis., and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., beat their 20% reduction goals through leadership engagement, educating staff, and consistently measuring performance to verify the results. 

Both health systems are also going beyond the target energy reduction and aim to reduce 30% by 2022 for UW Health and by 2025 for Mayo Clinic.

This webinar is presented by Practice Greenhealth and Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative to provide a closer look from stakeholders who helped champion and measure energy reduction efforts.

  • Understand the tools available via the Better Buildings Initiative, which include water and waste resources.
  • Learn how to increase engagement for energy reduction with senior leadership and frontline employees.
  • Discover the details behind Mayo Clinic’s effort to educate 200 environmental champions and UW Health’s sustainability strategic plan. 
  • See how facility data and Practice Greenhealth’s Energy Impact Calculator translates savings into health data.

Mary Evers Statz

UW Health energy management and sustainability program director

Evers Statz has been helping UW Health expand their sustainability efforts across a diverse portfolio of buildings since 2007. She helped champion a formal commitment to sustainability along with the system’s medical director of sustainability and CEO. She holds a master’s in sustainable management and helps various committees to progress sustainability across functional areas that include energy and water, resulting in seven buildings that meet or exceed the EnergyStar score of 75 and a formal goal to reduce water use intensity. Evers Statz has 25 years of design, construction, and facility management experience and is a member of ASHE, WHEA, AEE, USGBC, and ACHE.

​Amanda Holloway

Mayo Clinic Office of Sustainability director

Holloway has served as recycling coordinator and section head in facilities operations (overseeing waste management, recycling, and environmental services). In her current sustainability role, Holloway is guiding enterprise sustainability planning and strategy across the organization to advance Mayo Clinic’s goals in energy and waste reduction, water conservation, supply chain practices, the built environment, and employee engagement. She is currently pursuing a master of science degree in sustainable management.

Allison Kirby

Better Buildings health care expert, RE Tech Advisors

Kirby has four years of experience in researching, developing, and supporting programs that increase the energy efficiency and sustainability performance of commercial real estate clients. At RE Tech Advisors, she serves as the account manager for over 30 health care organizations participating in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative, convening peer-to-peer collaboration and developing resources to help them attain their sustainability goals. Kirby engages with a health care advisory board that uncovers sector barriers to energy efficiency and drives the development of solutions and the promotion of best practices to accelerate the energy efficiency of the health care sector.

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Webinar: How 2 Midwest hospitals are beating DOE goals
Practice Greenhealth members UW Health and Mayo Clinic accepted the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge and beat the goal of 20% energy reduction by 2020 through engaging leadership and staff in sustainability. Presented by Practice Greenhealth and Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative. Live event: 09/17/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
Recording: How 2 Midwest hospitals are beating DOE goals
Recording of "How 2 Midwest hospitals are beating DOE goals" webinar. You must register to access.