Unlocking Sustainable Solutions: Empowering Healthcare Organizations to Exceed New Guidelines Through Environ Energy

May 09, 2023

Healthcare Hospital Energy Sustainability

Unlocking Sustainable Solutions: Empowering Healthcare Organizations to Exceed New Guidelines Through Environ Energy

Sustainability Company, Environ Energy, Helps Healthcare Organizations Meet and Exceed New Guidelines

Healthcare organizations are facing increased pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and implement sustainable practices. With the upcoming updates to the Joint Commission’s environmental sustainability guidance, hospitals should find ways to meet these new standards and be prepared for when they become a requirement. Not only does this benefit the environment, but can also result in cost savings and improved public health outcomes.

However, achieving sustainability goals can be a complex and challenging process, especially for organizations with limited resources. Luckily, there are several sustainability experts that can help healthcare organizations achieve their sustainability goals and comply with the Joint Commission’s standards. Let’s explore some of our expertise in sustainability, in many areas that can benefit your facility.

Benefits of adopting sustainable practices in healthcare

We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that healthcare facilities face in reducing their environmental impact. By adopting sustainable practices, healthcare facilities can:

  1. Improve patient outcomes:
    Sustainable initiatives promote a healthier environment, contributing to better patient well-being and recovery rates.
  2. Enhance operational efficiency:
    Implementing energy-efficient systems, waste reduction strategies, and sustainable procurement practices can significantly reduce costs and increase resource utilization.
  3. Mitigate climate change:
    Healthcare facilities have a substantial carbon footprint. By embracing sustainable practices, we can collectively contribute to mitigating climate change and protecting public health.
  4. Regulatory compliance:
    Many states and jurisdictions have implemented environmental regulations and standards that hospitals must adhere to or face monetary penalties. By proactively implementing sustainable practices, hospitals can ensure compliance with these regulations, avoid penalties, and maintain a positive reputation.
  5. Community engagement and reputation:
    Embracing sustainability initiatives can enhance a hospital’s reputation within the community. Demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility and social consciousness can attract patients, healthcare professionals, and potential partners who align with those values.
  6. Employee satisfaction and recruitment:
    Sustainability initiatives can positively impact employee satisfaction and engagement. Employees often take pride in working for an organization that prioritizes sustainability and contributes to a healthier planet. This can also help attract and retain top talent who are passionate about environmental issues.
  7. Resilience and preparedness:
    Implementing sustainability measures can enhance a hospital’s resilience in the face of environmental challenges. By investing in renewable energy sources, implementing backup power systems, and improving resource efficiency, hospitals can be better prepared to respond to emergencies, such as natural disasters or power outages.
  8. Improved patient experience:
    Sustainable practices can contribute to a better patient experience. From implementing energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems for a comfortable environment to incorporating nature and green spaces for a healing atmosphere, hospitals can create a more welcoming and calming environment for patients and their families.
  9. Research and innovation opportunities:
    Embracing sustainability can open doors to research collaborations and innovation opportunities. Hospitals that prioritize sustainability can contribute to the development of new technologies, practices, and methodologies that improve healthcare sustainability and benefit the broader industry.


Why Environ Energy has the experts you want and need

Environ Energy specializes in helping healthcare organizations achieve their sustainability goals through energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy installations, and sustainability planning. With Environ Energy’s expertise, healthcare organizations can reduce their energy consumption, lower their carbon emissions, track and report on sustainability initiatives and improve their bottom line.

We provide powerful carbon accounting and tracking software [link to Scope 5] that helps healthcare organizations collect, manage, and analyze emissions data. With Environ’s Scope 5 division software, your health system can track their progress towards sustainability goals, identify areas for improvement, and generate impactful reporting to share with stakeholders.

ESG reporting and compliance expertise

The ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting and compliance [link to ISOS Group] expertise offered at Environ provides a valuable method to communicate and verify your environmental and social impact. This can help enhance transparency and credibility. This expertise enables organizations to align with investor expectations, comply with regulatory requirements, and mitigate reputational risks. By harnessing ESG reporting and compliance expertise, businesses can gain a competitive edge, attract responsible investors, and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future.

Sustainability expertise builds healthcare resilience

In a world where sustainability is increasingly crucial, organizations must tap into sustainability expertise to drive positive change. Consumers increasingly favor brands that demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability. By leveraging the knowledge and insights of our sustainability experts, you can navigate challenges, innovate sustainable solutions, build resilient brands, and engage stakeholders effectively. Embracing sustainability expertise through Environ not only benefits the environment but also offers long-term advantages, helping healthcare organizations like yours thrive in an ever-evolving marketplace. You can demonstrate transparency and excellence while making a meaningful difference for future generations. This authenticity can foster trust, loyalty, and customer engagement, ultimately contributing to a strong market position and a competitive edge.

Maximizing your energy efficiency

Environ’s energy management experts possess the knowledge and tools to identify energy inefficiencies and implement tailored solutions for your healthcare facility or organization. By conducting energy audits, analyzing consumption patterns, and recommending energy-efficient technologies, we help businesses optimize energy usage and reduce waste. This not only lowers operational costs in the long-term, it also contributes to environmental sustainability.

We develop comprehensive energy management plans, establish energy-saving policies, and implement renewable energy solutions. By integrating sustainability into daily operations, you can enhance your environmental performance and demonstrate commitment to a greener future.

Staying ahead of regulatory requirements

Environ energy management experts stay abreast of evolving energy regulations and industry standards, such as the Joint Commission’s recent proposal of a carbon reduction mandate. We network, learn, present and are involved in top-tier healthcare professional events, such as ASHE and Clean Med. Our sustainability leaders drive innovation and accelerate greener and healthier built environments. Our expertise ensures that businesses remain compliant with energy-related laws, avoid carbon penalties, and capitalize on available incentives and grants. With expert guidance, you can navigate complex energy regulations and proactively address sustainability requirements.

Standards and best practices 

With the upcoming updates to the Joint Commission’s environmental sustainability guidance, and with sustainability standards continually evolving, healthcare organizations must find ways to meet new standards as they are implemented. Environ offers a range of services and expertise that can help hospitals achieve their sustainability goals and comply with the Joint Commission’s standards year after year. From energy management and procurement to sustainability planning and reporting, we provide the guidance and support for healthcare organizations to succeed. 

Together, we can harness this expertise to shape a greener and more sustainable future for all.

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