MMH earns 7th ENERGY STAR certification - Odessa American

Midland Health announced in a Friday news release that Midland Memorial Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance. This is the 7th year that MMH has earned the ENERGY STAR, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savings.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment, “ said Cindy Jacobs, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch, in the release. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.” Automated Backup System

MMH earns 7th ENERGY STAR certification - Odessa American

ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance, the release said.

“We’re honored to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance at MMH by being more energy efficient than 88% of similar properties nationwide. We appreciate the efforts of everyone who has been involved in its efficient operation,” Abraham Bejil, Vice President of Facility Services, said in the release. “Saving energy is just one of the ways we continue to lead healthcare for greater Midland, and that we’re committed to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations.”

On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers — all without sacrifices in performance or comfort, the release said.

MMH earns 7th ENERGY STAR certification - Odessa American

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