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What does the Maine Green
Hospital Award do?
The award publically recognizes Maine hospitals that achieve excellence in
direct and indirect stationary carbon emission reduction. Hospitals that earn an
award are encouraged to publicize their achievement. PSR Maine, the sponsor of
the award, will hold and promote a public award ceremony and press conference
in early July, 2012, after the conclusion of the award’s measurement period
excellence in carbon emission reduction?
For the purpose of the awards, excellence is defined as a
10% or greater reduction in emissions from 2007 – 2008 levels. Facilities that
achieve reductions from 10% to 11.9% will earn a Silver award. Those that
achieve from 12% to 12.9% will earn a Gold award. Those that reduce emission by
13% or more will earn a Platinum award.
How are emissions
The award takes into account emissions generated by
electricity use and the burning of fossil fuels for heating. When registering
for the award, participants report the amount of electricity and fuel they used
during the “Baseline Year” starting July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008. The
reporting form automatically calculates the metric tons of CO2 emitted.
Participants then measure the amount of electricity and fuel used during the
“Measurement Year” starting July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012. At the end
of the Measurement Year participants report their usage and the reporting form
calculates metric tons of CO2 emitted. Results from the Baseline Year and the
Measurement Year are compared to determine percent reduction in emissions.
Who can participate?
Registration for the award is open to all 39 Maine hospitals. Thanks
to funding from the Oak Foundation and individual donors, there is no cost to
How do I register?
1. Download this Baseline Year Reporting Form, fill it out,
and save it.
2. Fill out the online registration form below and attach
your completed Baseline Year Reporting Form.
You’ll receive an email confirmation when your registration
is successfully submitted.
How do I learn more?
Contact Paul Santomenna, PSR Maine’s Executive Director, at
(207) 869-1014 or via email.
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