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Beaumont receives national 'green' award
Date:5/1/2013

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Some of Beaumont's sustainability efforts include:

  • Energy - Beaumont has implemented 55 projects that have generated more than $2.1 million in savings.
  • Innovation - Employee teams conduct two-day kaizen, or process-improvement events, every month to seek low-cost solutions to reduce energy and water consumption.
  • Green technology - Beaumont has invested in daylight harvesting systems, EPEAT electronics and computers; and 1,413 LED lighting fixtures.
  • Supply chain - Beaumont has worked with suppliers to reduce excess packaging and materials to achieve less waste. The hospital also works with vendors who offer "green" office supply products; 30 percent of Beaumont's purchases are made from eco-friendly materials.
  • Transportation/commuting - Beaumont offers an employee carpool program and has more than 150 participants. The hospital also encourages bike riding. The campus has clearly marked bike lanes and provides employees bikes to use and covered racks to store bikes. The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented in Boston at CleanMed, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.


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Contact: Angela Blazevski
angela.blazeski@beaumont.edu
248-551-0445
Beaumont Health System
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