Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency for the Fourth Time
(October 1, 2018 – Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification for the fourth consecutive year. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
“Once again we were awarded the ENERGY STAR award from the EPA,” said Darrell Boling, director of facilities and plant operations. “Every year we strive to cut energy waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and do our part to protect the environment, and this renewed certification shows that our efforts continue to pay off. This year, we increased our overall score by two points to make it 98.”
Just like a refrigerator, commercial buildings and industrial plants can earn the ENERGY STAR, EPA’s mark of superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants operate among the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide, with no sacrifices in comfort or quality.
Compared with their peers, an ENERGY STAR certified office building, on average:
- Uses 35 percent less energy
- Generates 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions
- Costs $0.54 less per square foot to operate
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings, visit energystar.gov.
About Firelands Regional Medical Center
Firelands Regional Medical Center is home to some of the nation’s best physicians and is one of the top-rated hospitals in the state. Firelands is one of only two hospitals in Ohio to receive both Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ in 2018. Firelands is also the only hospital in our 4-county service area to achieve both the America’s 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery™ and Spine Surgery™ in 2018. The medical center is also the recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and named among the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety in 2017. Firelands is accredited in heart failure and is an American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Hospital, as well as a Certified Chest Pain Center. The health system is a Verified Level III Trauma Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, and is the area’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services is one of the largest hospital based behavioral health and substance abuse programs in the state of Ohio. For more information about Firelands, visit firelands.com.