Dallas is home to two of the nation’s 50 most environmentally friendly hospitals, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.
The magazine’s annual list includes Children’s Health and Parkland Memorial Hospital on its list of the nation’s greenest hospitals, praising Children’s for its dedication to renewable energy credits and Parkland for its efforts in achieving LEED Gold certification. Head here for the whole list. Here’s what Becker’s had to say about the locals:
“As of July, about a quarter of Children’s Health’s total electricity use is backed by renewable energy credits, equivalent to removing more than 16 million pounds per year of carbon dioxide from nature. Additionally, according to data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency, Children’s Health is the second-largest healthcare system user of renewable energy in the nation. Children’s Health Sustainability Council, which includes members from a variety of positions within the system, is in place to identify ways for the system to be more environmentally sustainable.”
“Parkland Memorial Hospital and its Women & Infants Special Health Clinic were awarded LEED Gold certification for its new building in 2015. Parkland previously earned LEED Gold certification for its tower garage in 2013. Additionally, the hospital’s water efficient landscaping earned Parkland the North Texas Distinguished Greenscape Award in 2015. Despite its numerous awards and achievements like saving 12 million gallons of water per year through its water reclamation system, Parkland is still dedicated to furthering its sustainability efforts — two employees are tasked with that sole responsibility.”