Barnesville Hospital has been deemed Energy Star certified for 2019. This is the fourth year in a row the hospital has achieved Energy Star certification. In 2019, the hospital scored a perfect 100 out of 100. Barnesville Hospital is one of only 3 hospitals in the entire country to achieve a score of 100.
“We are extremely proud of our entire hospital team for the achieving this certification,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “To be one of only three hospitals in the nation to score a perfect 100 is quite an accomplishment. Special thanks to John Puterbaugh, Facilities Director and Wes Doudna, Maintenance Supervisor, for making this award possible.”
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified buildings generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. To be certified as ENERGY STAR, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA.
“Barnesville Hospital is committed to increased efficiency”, said John Puterbaugh, Facilities Director. “This award is meaningful as it acknowledges our hospital’s efforts to save money, save energy and to protect the environment.”
Specifically, to be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. The EPA delivers 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR scores for many types of buildings, including hospitals.
The Ohio Hospital Association offers participating hospitals access to the energy utilization database, enabling them to benchmark their energy efficiency, track economic and environmental savings, and qualify for an ENERGY STAR certification. Ohio is second in the nation in ENERGY STAR certified hospitals, with 13 OHA member hospitals recognized. The nationally recognized OHA Energy and Sustainability program supports Ohio hospitals’ mission to optimize operating costs to be more environmentally sustainable.
Photo: (l-r) Wes Doudna, Maintenance Supervisor and John Puterbaugh, Facilities Director