Their LED retrofit lighting project, which they tout as the biggest such project in healthcare, hinges on locally manufactured LED bulbs, which pumps money back into the community. As the lighting throughout the system converts, Utech projects they will reduce lighting costs by $3 million a year just by switching lightbulbs.
Hospitals save millions with sustainability programs, cut back on waste
As hospitals reconcile their massive environmental footprints, more systems are focusing on sustainability to cut their imprints and save money at the same time. Hospitals are the second greatest commercial energy user behind commercial food services, according to advocacy group Practice Greenhealth, emitting roughly 8 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. They also produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste every year and use 7 percent of the country's commercial water supply.
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