Going green saved University of California-Davis Health System $400,000 during the first year of its environmental initiative, Hospitals and Health Networks Daily reported. UC-Davis recently stepped up its efforts to not only create sustainability but save money in a policy to achieve zero waste by 2020.
UC-Davis sustainability administrator John Danby said it is possible to be both energy-efficient and cost-efficient. Newly implemented practices, such as recycling of medical instruments since 2008 and implementing energy initiatives that qualify for rebates including motion-sensored lighting control, have helped UC-Davis improve its sustainability. This green initiative could set an example for other health systems that going green can be both cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Article