Stony Brook Medical Center Pledges to Reduce Environmental Impact
Stony Brook University Medical Center is the first hospital in the U.S. to sign a comprehensive agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pledging to reduce its environmental impact.
Among the commitments, the hospital says it will reduce its overall energy consumption by 10 percent, recycle 180 tons of cardboard and 5 tons of bottles and cans annually, design all new construction to LEED guidelines, install WaterSense products in new and renovated construction, and eliminate the use of mercury and plastics containing PVC/DEHP.
Stony Brook University Medical Center will track results from these efforts and submit reports to the EPA biannually.
More information on what hospitals are doing to cut energy use and emissions here.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Bridgewater, MA, Gets $231,000 Efficiency Grant
- Biomass Group Studies Role in Clean Power Plan
- Rockleigh Borough Installing LEDs, Low Energy AC
- PHG to Build Big Gasification Plant for Sevier Solid Waste
- Energy Profile of Commercial Buildings Changing
- Smart Meter Market Surging
- Modular Data Centers Cut Construction Costs
- Failure to Build Energy Infrastructure Could Cost New England $5.4B