Another season of Practice Greenhealth award applications has come to a close, and our team is looking forward to seeing our customers’ results!
Every year Key Green Solutions supports their customers applying to Practice Greenhealth by populating their application with data pulled directly out of Key Green Solution’s software application, and this data is then QC’d by the healthcare system’s personal Key Green Solutions Relationship Coordinator. This year we automatically uploaded data into the Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award application for 49 hospitals. We sorted through 1.5 million data records and answered around 4,000 questions; for us this takes about 5 minutes per location, all because of one word: automation.
Our automatic process saves the healthcare system time and money; there is no longer a need to scramble through endless excel sheets to find the data, and our customers can leave all the work up to Key Green Solutions. We help our customers set the standard of excellence for the healthcare community nationwide. Now all there is left to do is wait for that award!
Another year of assisting health systems with Practice Green Health awards has come to a close!
Key Green Solutions has been helping upload data to the Practice Green Health award application for years. This year, we were able to help 13 healthcare systems: Bronson, Dignity, Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess, Hackensack, Johns Hopkins, Montefiore, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Sutter, Seattle Children’s, Stanford, University of California, Veterans Affairs, and Valley Health.
Key Green Solutions is a great tool to use for applications such as Practice Green Health and the Cool Food Pledge. When you don’t have time to put together all the numbers, we step in and do it for you. We are happy to help make a time-consuming task much more manageable, and look forward to working with more healthcare– and beyond– systems in the future!
To learn more about how we can help your organization improve your sustainability initiatives and enhance your bottom line contact us at email@example.com to schedule a free online software demonstration.
When organizations become customers of Key Green Solutions, they work closely with our implementation team to make sure all vendors and data is accounted for. Last year, Implementation Manager Tim Schuitema did the same for a mid-sized customer and found severe discrepancies in their billing.
Tim stated, “Last November, I was assisting in a Request for Proposal for a mid-sized organization. While compiling a 12-month hazardous waste analysis, our team noticed their spend seemed much higher than what we would normally expect. After investigation into the discrepancy, we found that not only were there errors in the reporting their hazardous waste vendor had provided, but that they were also double billed.“
After the Key Green Solutions team evaluated the 12 months’ worth of invoices line item by line item to find any further latent billing errors, Tim was able to report back to the client with shocking and bad– yet ultimately great– news. “We told the customer what we had found to be multiple alleged billing errors, and they went back to their hazardous waste vendor for clarification. Thank to Key Green Solutions‘ implementation team, our customer was credited over $990,000 for the hazardous waste billing errors.”
Success stories such as this are why clients rely on Key Green Solutions to track and report their data. Our team investigates the numbers and reaches out to vendors to unravel any undiscovered reporting errors. If you are interested in a demonstration of our software, please reach out to Relationship Manager Jeff Burks: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Anesthetic gases represent around 5 percent of a facility’s scope 1 GHG emissions and around 50 percent of an OR’s emissions.”
Practice Greenhealth, Anesthetic gas how-to guide
Real change comes from intentional action. Healthcare systems need to have a well-rounded visual conception of the products being purchased so that changes can be implemented. Emissions from the OR are often overlooked, but contribute a substantial amount to the facility’s overall environmental impact.
Key Green Solutions offers a purchasing module that contains an anesthetic gas report. This report allows your system or facility to set a goal and view your historical baselines so that you can better establish a path to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. After reaching out to your anesthetic gas vendors, we collect the data and upload it to our system. When you run the report, you (and your employees given access) will be able to view the costs, weights, and emissions for each type of anesthetic gas. Our reporting contains different combinations of tables and visuals; here is just one of the many graphs utilized by our customers:
If you’re interested in learning more about our purchasing
module, please feel free to e-mail Relationship Manager Jeff Burks:
Over the weekend the Key Green Solutions family assisted Kent Conservation District in one of their four annual tree and native plant sales. It was a great opportunity to celebrate Earth Day and help out with local conservation efforts at home in the beautiful state of Michigan.
With the help of volunteers, the Kent Conservation District was able to sell over 9,300 tree and shrub seedlings native to Michigan (42 different species offered!), along with facilitating important discussions with visitors about replanting, conservation, and invasive species awareness.
If your company would like to have a discussion about tracking data surrounding your conservation efforts, please reach out to Relationship Manager Jeff Burks: email@example.com
Key Green Solutions is proud to celebrate its expertise. In fact, collectively our staff has nearly 100 years of experience tracking sustainability metrics! Each employee at Key Green Solutions works together to make tracking your facilities’ progress easier.
Key Green Solutions is made up a diverse group of individuals, all from different educational backgrounds and practices. Key Green Solutions has brought these individuals together, and these employees have been at Key Green Solutions combined for nearly 100 years. This means nearly 100 years of making connections with vendors, loading data, and providing reports to companies in a manner that makes interpreting data easy– all by the guidance of our customers since Key Green‘s inception. We have witnessed the growth of over 700 facilities in sustainability projects, and have been able to learn best practices being implemented across the nation.
If you would like a free demonstration, or to meet our team, please reach out to Relationship Manager Jeff Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-915-9742
We would be happy to show you how our sustainability software can help you improve within your system and make an impression across your industry– here’s a link to help you learn more about our team and how we can help you. Key Green Solutions :: About Us
The Key Green Solutions team was able to come together and ring the bell for the Salvation Army this past Friday.
It was a pleasure to give back with our time, and to hear the amazing stories of those who stopped and donated. Remember to give back to the community this holiday season, and have a blessed time with friends and family!
To learn about our software and how it can help your company achieve sustainability goals this holiday season, please reach out for a free demonstration: Key Green Solutions :: Contact Us
or e-mail Relationship Manager Jeff Burks: email@example.com
Author for therapidian.org Melissa Schrauben has said that
“While the Grand River makes up 13% of the Lake Michigan watershed, it’s still
the largest contributor to the lake’s pollution.” This unfortunate scenario is
why the community has decided to come together and make a change.
This annual event is an opportunity for the community to come together and clean up trash from the Grand River and the surrounding land, helping the community make a commitment to a clean and sustainable future at home. In an interview from Fox 17 Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup kicks off (fox17online.com) , Managing Partner of KGS Mark Huizenga was quoted saying of the event, “People from all over the area come here to say clean water’s important to us, and to be part of a solution.”
The Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup is only one of many events that Key Green Solutions supports, and we look forward to finding more opportunities to not only help other businesses work towards sustainability, but to also show our community that we as a business care and are taking steps personally towards a better future.
Running a system-wide sustainability initiative is hard when you don’t have a reliable baseline. Bringing about change and encouraging employees to put their best feet forward when it comes to using less water during the summertime or making adjustments in consumption only works when you have an attainable goal in mind. Key Green Solutions can help you draw that goal line and find out where the difficulties lie.
Our software allows you to benchmark your facilities against
each other and see where the most work needs to be done. Your team is able to
run multiyear reports for individual meters so that faulty meters and
high-consumption irrigation meters can be recognized, observed, and resolved.
Sustainability projects are important, but even more important is having access to the data behind those projects. You have to observe a problem that needs resolving, and KGS allows you to track your progress. Reach out to us if you would like a free demonstration of our software, and get all your employees involved so that your company can work together on saving money and bringing about environmental change.
Key Green Solutions is proud to recognize one of our customers in their outstanding work towards sustainability!
During a meeting, users from one of the healthcare systems we support let us know that multiple facilities have qualified for the 2022 Energy to Care Award by the American Society for Health Care Engineering. This is amazing work that is well deserved, and we are honored to walk with them every step along their journey.
Key Green Solutions has made this road a lot simpler for sustainability, nutrition, and facilities teams, taking on the responsibility of uploading automated data that we store straight from their vendors. Our team uploads data on behalf of customers so that instead of spending hours working through mandatory entries (like Energy Star Portfolio Manager, or PGH Award Applications) they can focus on daily improvements on site.
If you would like to learn more about Key Green Solutions
and the work our team does on your behalf, feel free to visit our website: www.keygreensolutions.com and
click ‘contact us’ for a free demonstration.
Key Green Solutions has become familiar with legislation that varies from state to state, and works alongside systems to make sure that guidelines are being followed.
One example of legislation regarding energy utilities is Assembly Bill No. 802, which was filed and approved by California Legislation back in October of 2015. Although this bill set out to clarify the goals for utility vendors to store critical energy utility information, Key Green Solutions has played a large role in maintaining the integrity and interpretation of reporting for many California customers. While the legislation addressed vendor storage of data, Key Green Solutions offers real-time usage for this data in one central platform where customers can review, check, and report in clear and concise tables and visual graphics. Rather than manually relaying information from many sources, customers can log in, view condensed data for date ranges selected, and export information as needed—all while having the ability to refer to a personal coordinator for assistance.
Government compliance often becomes more difficult as buildings and square footages become larger, but with Key Green Solutions compliance reporting becomes much easier. Our staff not only takes care of data submission for award applications, but also supports data entry for tools such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, which is a tool that has been mandated by many states. While reserving the ability to report information on their own through personal access to Key Green Solutions, customers can also choose to sit back and wait for data to come from or be populated by their Key Green Solutions team directly into the source.
At Key Green Solutions we take pride in making your job easier! We are able to take all the data for your facilities and make them clear, concise, and readily available. Your team doesn’t need to worry about pulling together invoices or finding the right point of contact; we take care of this throughout the year on your behalf.
Practice Greenhealth Award Applications are made easier, along with any other awards your system may be applying for (another being Energy Star); just reach out to your relationship coordinator for more information.