Mercy Philadelphia Earns Eighth Consecutive ENERGY STAR Certification
West Philadelphia (July 30, 2018): Mercy Philadelphia recently earned its eighth consecutive ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for superior energy efficiency. To earn this award, the hospital performed in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide, and it met the EPA’s strict energy efficiency standards without sacrificing comfort or quality. Mercy Philadelphia scored 100 out of a possible 100 in its ENERGY STAR evaluation.
“We are honored to earn this certification, and we are thankful for the efforts of our colleagues and staff to provide compassionate, quality care for our patients, while maintaining high energy efficiency standards,” said Susan Cusack, President of Mercy Philadelphia. “This achievement demonstrates our commitment to bettering public health and protecting the environment in the communities we serve.”
ENERGY STAR certified buildings use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse emissions and have significantly reduced operating costs when compared to similar facilities across the country. Mercy Philadelphia Hospital maintains its energy performance each year by strategically managing energy use and making cost-effective improvements to its facilities.