Key Greens Solutions is proud to provide the software engine to participating hospitals for a plastic recycling initiative in the Chicagoland area. http://www.hprc.org/chicago-project
Key Green Solutions partnered with HPRC and the Plastics Industry Association to track the solid waste and recycling coming out of multi-hospitals in the Chicago market in order to provide data and insight into the recycling of healthcare plastics on a regional basis. The data was instrumental in defining the quantities of material types and relative volumes of various items. Overall, the study has helped hospital organizations to identifying areas of opportunity to increase healthcare plastics recycling.
Increased energy efficiency could generate up to $22 billion in economic activity
Michigan Conservative Energy Forum releases Hill Group report
LANSING, MI – Expanding Michigan’s successful energy optimization program could generate up to $22 billion in economic activity, according to a report released today by The Hill Group, Inc.
“Increasing investment in Michigan’s energy efficiency program could significantly reduce the state’s dependence on imported energy, save families and businesses money and increase economic vitality by supporting jobs and spurring economic activity,” said Johnathan Talcott, management consultant at The Hill Group, Inc. “This report will equip policymakers with the data needed to make informed decisions about Michigan’s energy future, including long-term strategies to advance Michigan’s energy economy.”
The report was commissioned by the MCEF and examines the economic impacts of continuing and expanding Michigan’s current energy optimization program.
“This study demonstrates that further investment in energy efficiency presents a huge opportunity for Michigan—one that we can’t let pass us by,” said Larry Ward, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF). “Michigan’s current energy policy goals were targeted to be met and reevaluated by 2015. We need strong leadership from Lansing to make sure the positive momentum we’ve built under the current goals continues. Increasing our use of energy efficiency will build on our successes, eliminate energy waste, grow Michigan’s clean energy economy by billions of dollars and support thousands of Michigan jobs.”
The report examines two scenarios: a continuation of current policy, which caps the annual program budget at two percent of a utility’s annual revenue, and an expansion of current policy, which would remove the cap on the annual program budget.
According to the report, removing the cap on the energy optimization program and pursuing all achievable cost-effective energy efficiency could:
• Create $22 billion in economic output
• Support 163,000 job-years
• Result in $7.6 billion in employment compensation
Continuing Michigan’s energy optimization program with a budget cap could:
• Create $8.1 billion in economic output
• Support 60,000 job-years
• Result in $2.8 billion in employment compensation
“I’ve witnessed first-hand the tremendous potential for businesses to save money through energy efficiency,” said Jeff Burks of Key Green Solutions, LLC. “My company helps hospitals reduce energy waste—saving the health care industry millions of dollars on utility bills, allowing them to reduce costs and invest in life-saving technology.”
“Michigan’s business community has seen fantastic results from our energy optimization program, which helps businesses and families reduce their energy use and save money on electric bills,” said Brindley Byrd, executive director of the Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association. “This report confirms what we’re already experiencing in communities across Michigan – the energy optimization programs are a pro-business policy that helps businesses grow and create jobs. We need the Legislature to take the lead in crafting a new energy policy that emphasizes clean energy efficiency. ”
Success story highlighted here – http://healthierhospitals.org/get-inspired/success-stories/stanford-university-medical-center-landfill-avoidance
Stanford University Medical Center’s long list of green initiatives has been awarded special honors by the health care industry’s nationally-recognized leader in environmentally responsible operations.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is dedicated to providing leading edge and coordinated care to each and every patient. It is internationally renowned for expertise in areas such as cancer treatment, neuroscience, surgery, cardiovascular medicine and organ transplant, as well as for translating medical breakthroughs into patient care. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health on a global level. Stanford Hospital & Clinics: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.
Key Green Solutions is the leading international provider of a sustainability management software suite for healthcare. Key Green is benchmarking and standardizing energy, water, waste, food and environmentally preferred purchasing data for hospitals and helping in their quest for increasing efficiency and managing costs as they deliver care in their facilities. The software has interfaces to load the vendor’s electronic data, instead of manually collecting the data in spreadsheets.
Key Green Solutions has experienced some exciting staff updates this fall.
On September 7, Alyssa Antekeier, one of our Relationship Coordinators, married
Brett Buit, a U.S. Naval Fire Controlman, and become Alyssa Antekeier Buit. In late October she moved to Yokosuka, Japan where Brett is stationed. We are very excited that Alyssa will continue to work for Key Green Solutions from her Japanese office!! She will continue to serve our customers in the same great manner that she has historically.
The week after Alyssa was married, Alison Waske, our Senior Sustainability Consultant, married Bill Sutter on September 14 and became Alison Waske Sutter.
In September, we also added Juleen Haartman, a part-time Data Specialist, to help manage the vendor data we receive on your behalf. We’re very excited about the addition to our staff.
Here is the workshop agenda: Agenda
Greening Health Care provides the knowledge and resources you need to maximize energy and operating cost savings and raise the environmental performance for your hospital to be a leader in the community.
Key Green Solutions is the leading international provider of a sustainability
management software suite for healthcare. Key Green is benchmarking and
standardizing energy, water, waste, food and environmentally preferred purchasing
data for hospitals and helping in their quest for increasing efficiency and managing costs as they deliver care in their facilities. The software has interfaces to load the vendor’s
electronic data, instead of manually collecting the data in spreadsheets.
Key Green Solutions LLC, the leading hospital sustainability management software company, has hired Alison Waske as a Sr. Sustainability Consultant. Alison’s
expertise and knowledge as a full-time on-site sustainability officer at Metro
Health Hospital and her contagious passion for sustainability make her an
invaluable resource for hospitals interested in implementing or expanding upon
a sustainability program.
Jeff Burks, Relationship Manager for Key Green, says, “We are very excited to have Alison join our team. Her strong background in healthcare sustainability and analytical and managerial skills to help hospitals achieve their sustainability goals and objectives will
benefit our customers greatly.”
For more information on Key Green Solutions sustainability consulting,
Key Green Solutions LLC, the leading hospital sustainability management software company, has hired Joel Buys as a Sustainability Coordinator. Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He brings expertise and experience in accounting and data analysis.
Jeff Burks, Relationship Manager for Key Green, says, “We are very excited to have Joel join our team. His strong background in accounting and attention to detail will benefit our customers greatly.”
The CleanMed Exhibits and Exposition will showcase suppliers and service providers that offer sustainable products and services to the health care sector. Key Green Solutions will participate in the Exhibits and Exposition. Please visit us at Booth #422.
CleanMed education sessions feature topics such as sustainable design, green building, energy and water conservation, chemical reduction, environmentally preferable purchasing, incorporating sustainability into corporate culture, and other topics of importance to health care building and operations. Most of these sessions carry CEUs for multiple disciplines. CleanMed is one of the most affordable conferences offered to health care.
Key Green Solutions Key Green Solutions LLC, a Grand Rapids, MI-based sustainability software developer, is helping local and out-of-state health care systems manage their multitudes of data in a single, consolidated web-based program. With an emphasis on energy use and waste, as well as ease of user management, Key Green’s product is expected to increase efficiency and bring to light cost issues specific to hospitals.
Key Green currently has contracts with organizations in 10 states. Users manage approximately 20 million square feet spread across 50 different facilities.
Click the link below to gain additional insight into the technology that is streamlining sustainability data for health care:
Key Green Solutions is excited about joining the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. The rapidly expanding organization views Chamber membership as a tool to increase their visibility in the business community. According to Jeff Burks, Relationship Manager of Key Green Solutions, “We became a Chamber member to increase our presence in the marketplace.”