ENERGY STAR® Medical Office Building Score Updates and Insights
After an eight-year pause, medical office buildings once again are eligible to earn a score of 1-100 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR scores are updated periodically to manage the impact of changes in building technologies and practices. EPA has partnered with BOMA International since 2004 when it officially launched the Medical Office Building (MOB) ENERGY STAR Score. As was done in 2011, EPA again worked with BOMA and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) to conduct a survey of healthcare facilities collecting operational characteristics and 2015 energy consumption. The survey reveals new energy use trends in healthcare facilities and has been used to update the ENERGY STAR score models for General Medical & Surgical and Medical Office Buildings.
This webinar will feature a panel of industry experts across the healthcare real estate sector and will provide insight on the value and application of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Updating the scoring algorithm will likely change ENERGY STAR scores of current hospitals and MOBs. Attendees will be informed of the ramifications of these changes through applicable examples from the panel of industry experts, giving insight to better anticipate the impact on attendees’ current or future portfolios. Attendees also will learn how energy intensity has changed in hospitals and medical office buildings over time, further promoting awareness of the vast operational changes occurring within them.
Baker Thomas is the Sustainability Analyst at Healthcare Realty and is on track to earn a graduate certificate in Environmental Reporting and Analytics from the University of Denver in June 2022. She is responsible for the coordination of Healthcare Realty’s Corporate Responsibility strategies and initiatives, including oversight of the Company’s environmental data. Energy Star is a critical tool she uses to assist with the reporting, tracking, and monitoring of portfolio data and goals.