KEEA’s Healthcare Industry Forum on Energy Efficiency
Saving Energy Saves Money, Saves Lives, and Promotes Sustainability
Out of all the large, energy intensive industries, it’s hard to top healthcare: it’s the country’s largest employer and its facilities rack up an annual energy bill of $6.5 billion. To take a closer look at this sector, which employs 600,000 Pennsylvanians and plays an enormous role in the state’s energy landscape, KEEA invited some of the most innovative facilities managers, utility representatives, and industry executives to share their insights at KEEA’s Healthcare Industry Forum on Energy Efficiency, which took place March 5 and 6 of 2019 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
This two-day event kicked off with workshops on LEED for Healthcare, Building Operator Certification, and Building System Commissioning, followed by a VIP dinner and keynote address from the Cleveland Clinic’s Jon Utech. The second day featured keynote addresses from Michael Savage of PSE&G and Michael Pavelsky of the Sheward Partnership, plus four breakout sessions with three panels each and an all-day exhibitor hall.
KEEA’s first event to capture the energy efficiency concerns of the healthcare industry forged new partnerships and sparked new ideas; thanks to those who attended, and we look forward to next time!