Building Energy Emissions
GOAL: 50% reduction in building energy emissions by 2030
System-Wide Baseline (2020): 72,812 MtCO2e
Current (2023): 58,893 MtCO2e (19% reduction)
Goal (2030): 36,406 MtCO2e (50% reduction)
All measurements in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
Net Zero Pathway
The development of our pathway to achieve our carbon reduction goals was completed in 2022. Key strategies that will bring down our emissions include energy efficiency and conservation, onsite solar, fleet electrification and much more.
Onsite Solar Analysis
The study to identify optimal locations for solar energy installations revealed several opportunities on existing buildings, and we are exploring ways to incorporate onsite solar into new construction as well.
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Based on an outside assessment of all system facilities, a targeted list of key infrastructure improvements has been identified. This includes equipment upgrades and replacements that will deliver new energy efficiencies and reduce emissions in the coming years.
Sustainable Design Guidelines
In 2021, we developed a set of Sustainability Design Guidelines to help drive our new construction and renovation efforts. These guidelines include ambitious recommendations for reducing energy use intensity and considerations of renewable energy generation such as onsite solar and geothermal.
Additional efficiency improvements in our facilities – including mechanical upgrades, LED retrofits, state of the art building controls and energy monitoring, and retro-commissioning – will reduce the amount of energy we consume.
We will explore options for onsite and offsite renewable energy.
Electrifying buildings reduces our reliance on natural gas and allows us to move toward fully renewable energy sources.
We continue to explore opportunities to add electric vehicles to our health system fleet where it makes sense. In 2024 we will finalize plans to help guide operational and funding opportunities.