The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today named the AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its work to help health care facilities become more energy efficient. ASHE’s free Energy to Care benchmarking and awards program helps hospitals track energy use, become more efficient and redirect energy savings toward patient care. Hospitals in the program together have saved more than $127 million on energy to date. The EPA and Department of Energy will present the award to ASHE on April 26 in Washington, D.C. “This award recognizes the leadership and dedication of the ASHE Board of Directors, Sustainability Committee, Energy to Care program partners, and of course our members who have made the commitment to energy efficiency within their facilities,” said ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus. “We are excited to continue building on the success of the Energy to Care program.”