Resource Library - Energy

  • ASHE's Energy to Care Program: The Energy to Care program allows users to access detailed energy data using a robust data visualization dashboard at no cost; compare data with similar or nearby facilities by participating in regional challenges; and if they are an ASHE member, apply for awards.
  • The Climate Registry: Voluntary registry to help complete and report greenhouse gas emissions inventories.
  • Combined Heat and Power Partnership is a voluntary program of the U.S. EPA seeking to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of combined health and power (cogeneration), an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source.
  • Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency. This database is an ongoing project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). It is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • EnergySmart Hospitals: Retrofitting Existing Facilities: This publication of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program s provides “Quick Win” energy efficiency tips for facility managers and operators.
  • Energy Star for Healthcare is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy which offers free online energy measurement and management tools and a wealth of other management- and staff-level information and resources.


  • EPA Endangerment Finding: The EPA has ruled it can regulate GHG emissions through the Clean Air Act, based on its finding that the current and projected concentrations of the six key greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations.
  • Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange™: An electronic marketplace that allows Practice Greenhealth members to participate in clean energy reverse auctions.
  • Hospital Energy Alliance. Launched by the U.S. Department Energy in 2009 as part of its Net-Zero Commercial Building Initiative, the Hospital Energy Alliance is an industry-led partnership of more than 20 leading hospital systems and health care organizations across the United States that will help hospitals harness advanced technologies and strategies and shape future research and development.
  • Western Climate Initiative: A collaboration between several western states and several Canadian provinces; has set GHG reporting thresholds

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