Per Energy Star, hospitals use about 2.5 times more energy per square foot than an office building of the same size. From research, we know that emissions from fossil fuels are linked to a multitude of health conditions — which is why the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is working to improve energy efficiency and transition to more renewable energy sources.

  • In partnership with the Ohio State Energy Partners, we’re nearly complete with the LED retrofit on the Columbus campus medical center buildings of 40,000 fixtures, we began construction on energy conservation measures and we finished installation of smart meters.
  • In fiscal year 2022, all medical center-owned buildings decreased energy use intensity by 4.7% from FY20 and approximately 29% of the electricity supplied to the medical center at main campus and off-site medical center locations was carbon neutral with renewable energy credits.
  • The Building Automation System team worked to institute scheduled setbacks in multiple buildings, leading to significant energy savings, such as at the Ackerman shared services complex which had a 15% decrease in energy use intensity in FY22 from FY20.

Carbon Neutral Graphic

Carbon Footprint by Scope by Year

WMC Carbon Footprint Graph