Mercy Hospitals Earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (January 30, 2017) – Mercy Health System recently announced all three of its hospitals—Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth Hospital—earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification. To earn this award, each hospital performed within the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide, and each met strict energy efficiency performance standards set by the EPA.
"Mercy Health System is committed to conserving energy resources, and we are grateful for our colleagues’ diligent work in earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification,” said Mercy Health System President and CEO Susan Croushore. "This achievement illustrates our commitment to environmental stewardship, helping us to promote sustainability while also lowering our energy costs.”
Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings. These buildings also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Mercy improved its energy performance by strategically managing its energy use across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its buildings.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide.