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Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact
Date:7/23/2009

and health facilities located in and around Chicago, IL, with the intention of expanding to other U.S. cities and internationally in the near future.

"Healthcare is 16 percent of the GDP and the one sector of the economy focused on health. Hospitals can play a critical role in protecting our communities from climate related disease as well as be a driver for the green energy economy of the 21st century," stated Gary Cohen, executive director of HCWH. "We are extremely pleased to partner with the Clinton Climate Initiative to facilitate the transfer of energy saving technology to health care institutions nationally and worldwide."

Under the agreement, hospitals and healthcare facilities affiliated with HCWH and its partners will be able to access the benefits of CCI's partnerships, including global energy service companies that are committed to providing streamlined procurement processes, transparency in pricing, guaranteed maximum project cost, and importantly, guaranteed minimum savings.

Discounts and other preferable product pricing on energy efficiency building technologies negotiated by CCI will also be made available to HCWH affiliated hospitals and healthcare facilities. The products include energy efficient products such as reflective roofing and solar control window film, solar cooling and modular chillers, and lighting products.

Hospital and healthcare facilities can also utilize design and operational innovations and other solutions that HCWH, Practice Greenhealth and GHSI can provide such as the Energy Impact Calculator, reverse energy auctions, Green Guide for Healthcare, Greenhealth Tracker(TM), and broader sustainability measures that reduce health care's carbon footprint.

"While our initial efforts will focus on Chicago, we hope to rapidly expand this project to other U.S. cities and other types of projects," said Cohen. "The Clinton Cl
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