Through its sustainability initiative, Greenville Health System is committed to protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. Read on to learn ways that GHS saved resources in FY 2013.
GHS’ Vehicle Committee converted three vehicles to use propane gas. Also called liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane is domestically produced, clean burning and distributed through an established infrastructure.
Using propane is one way to diversify U.S. transportation fuels. It increases energy security, provides convenience and performance benefits, enhances public health and the environment, and reduces dependence on foreign oil.
Waste disposal helps reduce further consumption of natural resources while lowering the need for future disposal itself. Proper disposal of waste or waste management relocates waste to areas where it can be left, incinerated or disposed of safely. Removing waste from public areas helps reduce risks to overall health, decrease exposure to biohazards and decrease pest infestation.
GHS waste reduction efforts resulted in the following last fiscal year:
Energy efficiency refers to products or systems using less energy to do the same or better job than conventional products or systems. Studies show that such efforts could reduce the nation’s total energy demand by 20% by 2025.
GHS energy reductions are equal to …
GHS will continue to seek ways to further reduce transportation, waste and energy needs in 2014.