Creating a Healthier Environment - Reducing Energy Consumption
Did you know that hospitals are the second largest consumers of energy? As a result, we take our commitment to the environment and the communities we serve to heart.
A Leader in Environmental Care
We’ve been a leader in sustainability for nearly two decades. Our ongoing efforts continue to make a difference as we move forward to:
- Reduce energy costs by designing greener medical facilities and hospitals. Green buildings would decrease our environmental footprint and use less harmful materials and resources than non-green buildings.
- Transition to more fuel-efficient hospital vehicles, including ambulances, employee shuttles, medical units, trailers, chemical transport vehicles and plows. The plan would also reduce the pollutants these vehicles release into the atmosphere.
- Use innovative recycling initiatives for our medical devices, medical waste, electronic waste and chemical storage.
Montefiore understands that when it comes to the environment, little things mean a lot. It’s why we’re also investigating the use of new technologies that will help employees figure ways to travel to work together and install electric vehicle charging stations at several of our campuses. We’re exploring all innovations that will help us be “greener” today and in the future.