In this course, you will learn how and why a major US Health Care System achieved benchmark performance in energy and environmental stewardship. Through examining the journey of Gundersen Health System, understand how to approach and balance a goal of energy independence that relies on both energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. Understand some of the tools available to get the job done, while being environmentally and fiscally responsible.

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate the critical importance of sustainable practices to the mission of US healthcare.
  • Understand the power of a long term inspirational goal.
  • Appreciate regional advantages/disadvantages in sustainable energy generation options to properly align a renewable energy strategy.
  • Advocate for institutional change that combines good corporate citizenship and responsible financial stewardship.