March 21, 2011
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new ENERGY STAR Senior Care website for long term care facilities. Different than most websites that promote being “green” with simple ideas, this site includes a resources for nursing homes, assisted living communities and other facilities to benchmark, improve and communicate energy performance.
The Portfolio Manager is particularly useful to providers. Its interactive functionality allows for tracking and assessing energy and water consumption in a secure online environment. Want to get benchmarking pronto? ENERGY STAR has created a starter kit just for that purpose.
Benchmarking is just the beginning. You can also estimate your facility’s carbon footprint, set your investment priorities with a cost-comparison tool for water and energy and verify your “green” progress with a customized Statement of Energy Performance.
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