Cleveland Clinic | 60 of the Greenest Hospitals in America 2017

Cleveland Clinic. In 2008, Cleveland Clinic became the first U.S. healthcare provider to sign the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to human rights, labor, environmental and anti-corruption strategies. The health system continues to support this mission with goals such as reaching 50 percent landfill diversion by 2018, supporting four LEED Gold and eight LEED Silver building projects, and reducing energy use by 13 percent from the health system's 2010 baseline. Cleveland Clinic's Office for a Healthy Environment manages the health system's efforts to reduce water waste, cut energy use and protect the hospital's water supply. The main hospital campus features onsite solar panels that generate 90,000 kilowatt-hours per year, helping approach the health system's goal of reducing energy intensity 20 percent by 2020. Practice Greenhealth gave Cleveland Clinic its Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award in 2017. Cleveland Clinic extends its sustainability efforts beyond the campus into its community, affiliating with the U.S. Green Building Council and participating in Sustainable Cleveland 2019.

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