Renewable electricity procurement


Part of Impact purchasing commitment: Getting started guides 

Hospitals are energy-intensive, using 2.5 times more energy per square foot than a typical office building. The burning of fossil fuels drives both air pollution and climate change, with outdoor air pollution killing over 4.5 million people each year globally. Renewable electricity can replace power from fossil fuels – improving health, reducing climate impacts, and potentially reducing energy costs and price risks.

Smart energy buyers are developing clean energy portfolios that combine strategies, such as onsite solar and storage, large-scale off-site renewable energy deals, community solar, utility green energy programs, and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) purchases, to meet their energy needs and financial goals while advancing their public health mission and mitigating climate change.

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