Challenge Commitment
35Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity10%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Ascension is the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with 108 hospitals across 23 states and the District of Columbia. Ascension focuses on serving all persons with special attention given to the underserved, and last year, provided $1.2 billion in care to persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Ascension's Environmental Stewardship Program is committed to creating social, financial and environmental benefits for patients, visitors, associates and the local communities served.

As a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Ascension has committed to a 20% reduction in energy use by 2020 across 35 million square feet of acute care hospitals and related facilities.