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Community Regional’s Reduction of Energy Use, Carbon Footprint Wins Award

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Community Medical Centers is becoming a greener organization, continuing to make changes that reduce negative impacts on our environment and public health.

As part of a national Healthier Hospitals initiative, Community in recent years has partnered with the City of Clovis for its largest recycled water project, increased recycling efforts, reduced harmful chemical usage, installed free electric vehicle charging for employees and physicians, and incorporated energy-saving upgrades.

This month, Community Regional Medical Center’s efforts to convert exterior lighting and upgrade cooling systems for the trauma and critical care building to more energy-efficient systems were recognized with a 2021 Environment + Energy Leader Award. The program, now in its ninth year, is judged by unaffiliated experts in the field and honors exemplary work in energy and environmental management. Community Regional partnered with Enovity to reduce operating costs and improve the sustainability of its 685-bed hospital campus.

“We’re excited to be recognized for our efforts to not only be more efficient but also reduce costs for our largest hospital,” says Dru Walker, director of facilities planning and construction. “Community always strives to be a greener healthcare system. We know helping create a cleaner, greener environment improves the health of those who live in our region.”

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