Energy Star Certified Second Year in a Row
Virginia Mason obtained Energy Star Certification for 2013, making it more energy efficient than approximately 75 percent of similar buildings across the nation for the second year in a row. The Energy Star Certification program is run by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a voluntary system for companies and organizations dedicated to reducing their environmental impact. Virginia Mason is significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy without compromising building performance or patient comfort.
“We’re using our Virginia Mason Production System to implement and measure our EnviroMason conservation projects,” says Brenna Davis, Virginia Mason Sustainability director. “Conserving energy is important to us because it not only reduces the cost of providing care, but also protects the natural environment for current and future generations.”
Virginia Mason is a board member and sponsor of the Seattle 2030 District. In 2013, the organization was named one of the 50 greenest hospitals in the country by Becker’s Hospital Review, and won the healthcare category of the Green Washington Awards.