Edgerton Hospital Named Climate Champion

The Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change recently recognized Edgerton Hospital and Health Services as a Climate Champion in the category of Building Energy Use.  The goal of this recognition program is to celebrate local leadership in fulfilling the goals set forth in Dane County’s Climate Action Plan, which commits Dane County to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% county wide by 2030 and puts the county on a path to be carbon-neutral by 2050. Edgerton Hospital is one of 77 organizations who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the environment.

Edgerton Hospital achieved the Climate Champion status for the implementation of its geothermal heating and cooling and system. When the hospital opened in 2011, it was the first Critical Access Hospital to be built using geothermal heating and cooling, using about 25% less energy than a comparable hospital.

Edgerton Hospital CEO Marc Augsburger, MBA, BSN says that the hospital prides itself on making a positive impact on the environment. “We’re honored to be named a 2022 Climate Champion. Hospitals are one of the major consumers of energy, so when this facility was built, a great emphasis was put on providing a cleaner and healthier environment for patients through the most efficient means. Geothermal heating and cooling not only delivers patient comfort, but also reduces energy costs,” said Augsburger.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi added, “the leadership these organizations are taking to enhance their sustainability and meet our climate goals is admirable and an inspiration to others.”

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