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The Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team in Cleveland has been named the 2020 Energy Champion for demonstrating strong leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care. In addition, hundreds of hospitals have earned an Energy to Care Award for lowering energy use.

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association recognized these hospitals at its first ever 2020 ASHE Virtual Conference, Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2020.    

"The Energy Champion Award is given out once a year to honor a single facility that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. ASHE is pleased to recognize Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina for this prestigious award," said ASHE in a press release. "This team and their leadership united around the goal of increasing energy efficiency while improving patient safety and comfort and saw a 19% source EUI reduction at their hospital, in addition to an enhanced culture of energy efficiency. Congratulations, Atrium Health!"

Through the Energy to Care program, ASHE affiliated chapters can participate in a challenge, competing to demonstrate the highest reductions in energy consumption. Eighteen ASHE affiliated chapters participated in the Energy to Care 2020 Chapter Challenge. Winners include:

Large Category Winners: California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. and Ohio Society for Healthcare Facilities Management

Small Category Winner: The New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society, Inc.