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:
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 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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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!
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!