Huguley Memorial Medical Center, the white landmark facility off I-35W, is going greener every month. The green initiative started last November has decreased the amount of recyclable materials in landfills, reduced the amount of water and energy consumed, and provided cost savings.
In five months of the recycling program, Huguley has:
- Recycled 33 tons, the equivalent of 110 landfill cubic yards.
- Saved 564 trees, which produce 146,640 pounds of oxygen and provide 18,330 people with oxygen for a year.
Huguley has installed higher efficiency lighting and water heating systems, and remodeled patient bathrooms to use less water. Recent utility saving include:
- Reduction of water use by 232,330 gallons, which is a day of water for 2,904 people in the United States.
- Electricity savings of 136,079 KWH, equivalent to 1,911 pounds of pollution.
Huguley offers employees and visitors discounts on drinks for purchasing reusable cups instead of styrofoam in the cafeteria. Also, Huguley has formed a Green Team to explore additional green initiatives for healthcare.