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Event: HGA Presents at Health, Environments, and Energy Conference

Peter Dahl, Principal of Sustainable Operations at HGA, will co-present two programs with industry colleagues at the 2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy in New Orleans, highlighting the positive impact energy-efficient design has on healthcare environments and patient/staff wellbeing.

The programs include:

Leveraging Anchor Institutions for Community Resilience

Speakers: Petra Vallila-Buchman (Moderator – Ross Strategic), Peter Dahl (HGA), Denise Fairchild (Emerald Cities Collaboration)

 Date: January 22, 2020

Time: 4:10 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

This panel focuses on the role of anchor institutions (hospitals, universities) in furthering access to clean energy, making communities healthier and more resilient. Panelists will discuss a shared understanding of community resilience that embraces community leadership at the intersection of health, climate, and equity. While innovative approaches have begun to emerge, this conversation will identify opportunities for more community engagement.

Energy Programs to Help Keep Rural Hospitals Running

Speakers: Kara Brooks (Session Leader – American Hospital Association), Peter Dahl (HGA), Julie Brown (JCI), Josh Brackett (Baptist Health)

Date: January 23, 2020

Time: 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Hospitals are one of the largest consumers of energy, and reducing energy usage can impact the bottom line. Utilities, municipalities, and coops provide incentives to reduce energy usage, yet navigating the process can be challenging. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the American Society for Health Care Engineering are developing a project to connect rural hospitals with resources that will help them navigate the process. This session establishes the groundwork for the project.

About The Conference

The Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy showcases the groundbreaking research of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Health & Environment Program exploring how energy choices affect health and the environment.

For more information, visit 2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy.