Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. Mayo Clinic continues to rank No. 1 in more medical specialty areas than any other U.S. medical center. With a focus on caring for patients with serious, complex illnesses, Mayo Clinic operates in five states and cares for more than 1.4 million people a year, from all 50 states and 139 countries. Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states. More than 71,000 people, including more than 7,000 physicians and scientists, are on staff at Mayo Clinic and advance its mission to improve the lives and health of people worldwide.


50% GHG reduction in 10 years 
20% reduction in Energy Intensity


Better Climate Challenge   Better Buildings Alliance

Commitment to the Better Climate Challenge builds upon a long history of energy conservation success. For example, in 2011, Mayo Clinic set a goal to reduce the energy use intensity of its Rochester, Minn. campus by 20% by 2020. Mayo Clinic reached that goal in 2017, almost three years ahead of schedule. 

Strategies to achieve the Better Climate Commitment goals include implementing energy conservation initiatives to reduce energy use in existing buildings and investing in high performance new buildings and significant retrofits of existing infrastructure systems. Energy conservation initiatives will entail LED lighting conversions, identifying deficiencies and improving functionality in existing equipment, new building automation strategies, and strategic investment into capital that have large impacts on energy use. New construction and existing building retrofits will consist of developing energy models and EUI targets, electrification of current systems, increasing renewable energy portfolio (both on-site and off-site opportunities), and fleet vehicles electrification initiatives.


Climate Challenge Commitment
29.6 MillionSquare Feet
GHG Emissions Goals
50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions