Decarbonization

Decarbonization is reducing CO2 emissions resulting from human activity, with the eventual goal of eliminating them. In practice, getting to zero net emissions requires shifting from fossil fuels to alternative low-carbon energy sources.

Environmental sustainability benchmarking for hospitals and health systems
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently released a guide to help health care organizations reduce their carbon emissions. The guide offers strategies, examples from the field, and measures to track progress in six areas: building energy; transportation; anesthetic gas;…
The hospital field is committed to doing our part to reduce emissions and promote environmental stewardship, but we know we cannot do this alone.