New York Hospital Queens benchmarks its energy use with the Environmental Protection Agency and New York City through the PlaNYC initiative.
NYHQ’s energy usage has decreased by 9 percent when compared to our baseline energy consumption. The most recent gains are attributable to the opening of the new west building. The new building's's state of the art equipment and infrastructure are much more efficient than our existing building. As a result our energy consumption per square foot has decreased. The west building, on its own ranks in the 88th percentile for energy efficiency in Portfolio Manager.
Learn more about the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
In this EPA sponsored campaign, teams competed in a "Biggest Loser" style event to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. NYHQ participated in the competition with teams from 245 buildings across the country. There were 10 hospital buildings in the competition and NYHQ finished in 3rd place with an 8.89% reduction in energy use intensity (EUI). This is a measurement that describes a building's energy use. It represents the energy consumed by a building relative to its size.
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New York City recently passed new legislation entitled the “Greener Greater Buildings” plan, making it mandatory for all public and private buildings in excess of 50,000 square feet to benchmark their energy usage in the EPA’s Portfolio Manager. New York Hospital Queens has been benchmarking energy use with the EPA for the past three years. The hospital is ahead of the curve in terms of this new legislative requirement.
Learn more about the Greater Greener Law.