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July 26, 2019

DOE Recognizes BBA Partner For Leadership In Energy Efficiency

Lynn L Bergeson

By Lynn L. Bergeson

On July 23, 2019, DOE announced its recognition of Gundersen Health System (Gundersen), a Better Buildings Alliance (BBA) partner, for its portfolio-wide energy efficiency advances at its Sparta Clinic in Sparta, Wisconsin. Gundersen, as part of its Envision Sustainability Program, continues to pursue energy efficiency through low-energy design standards and renewable energy combined. According to DOE, since 2008, Gundersen has saved over $11 million dollars through energy efficiency upgrades. Today, Gundersen’s Sparta Clinic uses less than 50 percent of the energy used by an average clinic. DOE is, as it should be, proud of its BBA program and has now more than 900 organizations as partners. Energy costs have reduced by $8.4 billion to date. BBA provides leaders in the private and public sectors to make commercial buildings, industrial plants, and homes more energy efficient.