Green Health Challenge: Energy
- About the Energy Challenge
- Why should members take on the Challenge?
- Take on the Energy Challenge!
- Measures overview
- Download Energy Challenge information pack
- Why energy efficiency?
- Energy Challenge Participants
Global Green and Healthy Hospitals is challenging members around the world to take on measurable actions to transition to energy efficiency and renewables.
The Energy Challenge offers members a framework that enables them to benchmark their energy consumption, while empowering them to conserve energy and reduce emissions.
Why Should Members Take on this Challenge?
In the process of healing patients every day, the health care sector uses a significant amount of
energy. By using less energy and obtaining it from cleaner sources, hospitals can reduce the
amount of emissions they release and lower the risk of respiratory illness. In addition to offering
health benefits, energy conservation benefits a hospital’s bottom line.
Each participating institution commits to:
- Working to achieve the target level of their choice on at least one Energy goal
- Entering data and tracking progress in the Hippocrates Data Center
Download the Energy Challenge Information Pack for in depth information and details on the challenge and how your institution can participate.
Why Energy Efficiency?
The health care sector consumes significant amounts of fossil fuel energy, thereby contributing to the health impacts of both air pollution and climate change. Meanwhile, in a number of developing nations, many health facilities lack access to the energy necessary to power basic health services.
As centers of healing whose priority is to first, do no harm, preventing these risks to their community and environment is imperative for health care facilities.
Aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the GGHH Energy Challenge provides a a three-pillar framework for the health sector to address these complex energy issues.