Practice Greenhealth: Another Successful Application Season

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!

To hear more about our software and how it can save your company time, please reach out to us for a free demonstration: Key Green Solutions :: Contact Us

or e-mail Relationship Manager Jeff Burks: jburks@keygreensolutions.com

Practice Green Health, 2019 Data

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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 sales@keygreensolutions.com to schedule a free online software demonstration.

KGS Customer Recognition

                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.

Congratulations again to our champion customers!

Key Green Solutions Assists in Pursuance of State Law Requirements

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.

Award Application Season and Easy Automation

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.

To hear more about our software and how it can save your company time, please reach out to us for a free demonstration: Key Green Solutions :: Contact Us

or e-mail Relationship Manager Jeff Burks: jburks@keygreensolutions.com

Key Green Solutions is Proud to Support Local Conservation Efforts

Key Green Solutions is proud to sponsor the Kent Conservation District, whose mission is “to protect and enhance the natural resources of Kent County“.

Kent Conservation District provides natural resource management resources, and works towards the betterment of the state of Michigan overall, an effort KGS is proud to get behind with financial support. We hope that by teaming up with local efforts we can help create a more sustainable and healthy future. This aligns with the work of our clients, whether in a healthcare, educational, governmental, or transportation setting: working together to make small changes for a brighter future, and to be the leaders in industrial sustainability efforts.

We are proud to support and team up with customers who are also working towards a better future; if you would like a free demonstration of our software please reach out to Jeff Burks: jburks@keygreensolutions.com

Joining Our Team with Yours

Last month the Key Green Solutions team joined together for a fun evening to watch the West Michigan White Caps game.

Key Green Solutions is a whole made of many different parts, all equally important. Our relationship coordinators work hard to help you with day-to-day requests, while our data specialists work to upload and maintain all of your facility’s data. The relationships built internally on our side help give you the best service possible, and we make sure that is evident in our interactions with customers and the quality of your experience.

Key Green Solutions is a sustainability software program that helps your facility track many different metrics involving food, waste, energy, and purchasing. If you have questions about Key Green Solutions or would like to schedule a free demonstration, please contact Jeff Burks at jburks@keygreensolutions.com

Key Green Solutions Supports Local Water Cleanup

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In Grand Rapids, Michigan, there is an annual water cleanup for the Grand River. The West Michigan Environmental Action Council spoke a few days ago on the importance of civilians stepping up and helping to remove the trash and pollution, especially as life has become so virtually- driven and busy (https://grbj.com/news/sustainability/wmeac-to-host-weeklong-mayors-grand-river-cleanup/¬).

The WMEAC has extended this challenge of grouping together during a time of solitude and uncertainty to citizens, and Key Green Solutions is happy to answer the call by helping to sponsor the 17th annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup. It is more important than ever to push on towards sustainability, and we hope to be leaders in our community stepping towards a better future. We are inspired by our customers, the leaders in healthcare for environmentally forward initiatives, and look for opportunities to support community health in any way we can. We encourage all to come together and help make a difference, whether that difference be on a large scale in the healthcare setting, or at a local community water cleanup effort.

Better Performance from Key Green Solutions

Key Green continues to invest to provide our customers best-in-class performance!

Last week our team of technicians upgraded our production severs, taking our user experience to a new level.  The new servers take advantage of virtualization; our main server and mobile server are now virtual machines that allow us to move seamlessly to new hardware in the future. We now have the capability to move to our backup server in a very short amount of time if hardware problems arise.  Our database server was upgraded to new hardware and faster drives to handle increased activity and volume of clients and customers.  

With our new servers and operating system on the database– combined with the migration of the web servers to virtual containers– Key Green Solutions is poised for long-term operation with simplified future upgrades and larger volumes of data processing.  Our customers will be experiencing a faster, more robust environment as they run complex reports!

Minority Owned Businesses: Let’s Talk About It!

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In light of events going on worldwide, lots of companies are working to be more inclusive and more intentional about where they are putting their money and whom they are supporting. Key Green Solutions can help your company make those moves and take a closer look at the kind of world you’re working to create.

Within Key Green Solutions software you are able to view which of your vendors are minority owned! With your permission, your relationship coordinator will reach out to each vendor at your facilities and request information about who owns the company/ how much diversity is in the vendor’s workforce. You can then take this information and relay it with real numbers, showing your system’s desire for diversity in its community.