On a regular basis I receive press releases from companies discussing ways to get on board with environmental trends. Most of the releases don’t have anything to do with this industry, but the topic is still relevant. 24×7’s September 2008 cover story addressed this very theme in the interview with the team at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Calif. The department is now seeing the benefits of conservation initiatives implemented a number of years ago.

Some of the department’s best practices? Acting before a deadline, or even better, before a deadline has been imposed; closely planning and assessing new equipment; and considering energy costs and the environmental impact of future devices for all new purchases.

How is your department handling conservation questions and demands? We welcome your ideas so let us know.


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