EPA portfolio manager
- Utilizing the EPA’s rating system (Portfolio Manager) allows us to compare the energy performance of our buildings against a national database of hospitals across the country.
- We can evaluate our own performance, track improvements over time and compare ourselves against our industry peers.
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens’s energy intensity (energy use per square foot) has been reduced by 36% compared to our baseline year.
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens's energy costs per square foot have been reduced by 34% compared to our baseline year.
Our Energy Star rating has improved by 49 points from a baseline score of 11 to our current score of 60.
Learn more about the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
Energy Star Battle of the Buildings
In this EPA sponsored campaign, teams competed in a "Biggest Loser" style event to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens participated in the competition with teams from 245 buildings across the country. There were 10 hospital buildings in the competition and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens finished in 3rd place with an 8.89% reduction in energy use intensity (EUI). This is a measurement that describes a building's energy use. It represents the energy consumed by a building relative to its size.
New York City Greener Greater Buildings
New York City recently passed new legislation entitled the “Greener Greater Buildings” plan, making it mandatory for all public and private buildings in excess of 50,000 square feet to benchmark their energy usage in the EPA’s Portfolio Manager. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has been benchmarking energy use with the EPA for the past three years. The hospital is ahead of the curve in terms of this new legislative requirement.
Learn more about the Greater Greener Law.