ASHE 53rd Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

1309 - Energy and Water Efficiency Opportunities in the Operating Room

Jul 11, 2016 9:45am ‐ Jul 11, 2016 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00


This moderated panel discussion will explore how hospitals are successfully implementing OR-specific energy and water reduction strategies. Attendees will hear from construction, design, architecture, and facilities experts as they share proven strategies for engaging key stakeholders. Panelists will also review temperature, humidification, airflow, lighting, and water-related equipment and processes that reduce cost, support patient and staff safety, and improve operational and environmental performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify cost savings potential from better energy and water efficiency in the OR.
  • Examine typical concerns of owners, professional staff, and facilities staff.
  • Discuss various approaches to efficient cooling, heating, humidification, airflow, and lighting in the OR, including setbacks during unoccupied hours.
  • Review water and energy efficiency opportunities and strategies in the sterile processing department.


  • York Chan, Administrator of Facilities, Advocate Health Care
  • Julie Moyle, MSN, RN, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth
  • Lois Sechrist,, LEED AP ID+C>, Sustainability Senior Analyst, Ascension
  • John D. Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP, Vice President, Grumman/Butkus Associates


Credits: None available.

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