Our Benchmarks

EPA Portfolio Manager 

New York Hospital Queens benchmarks its energy use with the Environmental Protection Agency and New York City through the PlaNYC initiative. 

Why Benchmark?

  • Utilizing the EPA’s rating system (Portfolio Manager) allows us to compare the energy performance of our buildings against a national database of hospitals across the country.
  • We can evaluate our own performance, track improvements over time and compare ourselves against our industry peers.

NYHQ’s energy intensity (energy use per square foot) has been reduced by 36% compared to our baseline year. 

NYHQ's energy costs per square foot have been reduced by 34% compared to our baseline year. 

Our Energy Star rating has improved by 49 points from a baseline score of 11 to our current score of 60.  

Learn more about the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

See ourPortfolio Manager reports.

Energy Star Battle of the Buildings 

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. 

 
See NYHQ's results
See the full report
Learn more about the Battle

  

New York City Greener Greater Buildings 

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.

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