Our Environmental Commitment Statement
Fort HealthCare is committed to the promotion of healthier communities by serving as an environmental leader in all aspects of our operations. We recognize the links between environmental health and public health, and acknowledge that reducing our negative impact on the environment is implicit in our Mission, Vision, Values and Core Commitments.
Therefore, in an effort to protect natural resources, restore environmental quality, and protect the health and welfare of those we serve, Fort HealthCare will:
- Instill environmental responsibility as a guiding principle
- Minimize generation of waste through source reduction, re-use and recycling
- Conserve energy/water and improve the energy/water efficiency of our operations
- Ensure the health and safety of our employees, patients and communities by managing, minimizing reducing exposure to and eliminating—where possible—the use of hazardous substances
- Strive to purchase and utilize environmentally preferable products and services, including those made of recycled content
- Incorporate environmental considerations and total facility lifecycle analysis into building design, construction and renovation strategies
- Employ prevention strategies to minimize negative environmental impacts we cannot eliminate.
Fort HealthCare Announces Partnership with EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Program
Fort HealthCare has made a significant commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Through voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fort HealthCare is working to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming. “This partnership is based on the belief that a strategic, corporate energy management program will aid in preserving the environment for future generations and help us enhance our financial health,” remarked Margaret Martin, Fort HealthCare sustainability coordinator.
In partnership with ENERGY STAR, Fort HealthCare will:
- Measure and track the energy performance of all facilities where possible;
- Develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;
- Share the importance of energy efficiency to staff and the community;
- Support the ENERGY STAR Challenge, a national call-to-action to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more.
“ENERGY STAR partners, such as Fort HealthCare, are leading the fight against global warming by improving the efficiency of their buildings and facilities,” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial branch. “We applaud these efforts to help protect our global environment for generations to come.”
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, commercial and industrial buildings and new homes. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved about $19 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.
Fort HealthCare is committed to the promotion of healthier communities by serving as an environmental leader in all aspects of our operations. We recognize the links between environmental health and public health, and acknowledge that reducing our negative impact on the environment is implicit in our Mission, Vision, Values and Core Commitments. For more information about the ways in which Fort HealthCare is improving sustainability, visit FortHealthCare.com/Green to review our Environmental Commitment Statement.