Dear Twin City Healthcare Engineering Association members,
Given the recent catastrophic weather events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and, uncontrolled wildfires out west, are you interested in learning more about climate change and healthcare’s role? Are you interested in improving energy efficiency and reducing costs in your facility? Would you like an opportunity to talk with your utility representative or Conservation Improvement Program staff? If yes to any or all of above, we would like to cordially and personally invite you to “Energy Efficiency: a prescription for a healthy climate and the bottom line”.
Sponsored by HEARRT Midwest, Sept. 19th’s “Energy Efficiency: a prescription for a healthy climate and the bottom line” brings together MN Dept of Health experts, healthcare engineers and utility representatives to discuss healthcare’s role in climate change, energy efficiency innovations and CIP staff to provide information and networking. Here is the agenda:
12:00-12:45 The Health Impacts of Climate Change & How Healthcare can Respond, Kristin Raab, MPH, MN Climate & Health Program, MN Department of Health
12:45-1:15 Mayo Clinic’s quest to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020, Brett Gorden, PE, Section Head, Facility Operations, Mayo Clinic
1:15-1:45 Focus on Clinics and Small Hospitals: what you can do at work and at home to reduce energy and prevent climate change. Chris Plumb, Program Manager, Center for Energy and the Environment
2:00-3:00 Network and visit with representatives from Centerpoint, EnerChange, MN Power and Xcel (MN and WI).
This event will be held at a convenient central location, HealthEast Midway, 1700 University Ave., St. Paul, MN. HealthEast Midway is right on the Green light rail line and also easily accessed from Hwy 94. Free and ample on-street parking.
Registration is $21. We look forward to seeing you!
Catherine Zimmer & the HEARRT Midwest steering committee
P.S. We invite you to join us for lunch; with your own brown bag or at HealthEast Midway’s cafeteria (just across the hall from the event’s room).