New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Challenge Commitment
8Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity4%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), based in New York City, is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive hospitals, with some 2,600 beds. The hospital’s 6,000 affiliated physicians and 19,000 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at six major centers: NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYP/Columbia University Medical Center, NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NYP/The Allen Hospital, NYP/Westchester Division, NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital’s six campuses encompass 35 buildings and 10.6 million square feet, placing it among the top 2 percent of energy users in the New York metropolitan area.

As a Better Buildings Challenge partner, NYP is committed to reducing its energy intensity by 20% by 2020 across its building portfolio. As part of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, NYP has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2018 from a 2005 baseline. To date, NYP has achieved a 20% reduction.

Energy management is not a stand-alone program at NYP, but is instead built into a commitment to delivering excellence in patient outcomes, patient safety and the overall patient experience. The energy program is fully embedded at all levels of the enterprise and is not tied to any one administration or management team. The structure of the Energy Management Program enables NYP to prioritize capital investments and plan for projects that provide the highest overall return on investment, such as infrastructure upgrades, building retro-commissioning and Level 2 Energy Audits, new building construction, low-cost and no-cost improvement strategies, operations and maintenance process improvements, and LEED certifications. Since the Energy Program’s inception, NYP’s total building portfolio has improved from a baseline ENERGY STAR score of 46 to its current rating of 58 and the hospital has reduced carbon intensity by 7% from a 2010 baseline.