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March 21, 2018

ThedaCare Heritage Senior Residence Earns Energy Star

The ThedaCare Heritage Senior Living Residence has earned an Energy Star certification for superior energy performance.

Certification Awarded for Superior Energy Performance

The ThedaCare Heritage Senior Living Residence has earned an Energy Star certification for superior energy performance.

The Heritage achieved a 95 Energy Star score at certification, putting it in the top 5 percent of comparable buildings nationwide. The Heritage Senior Living Residence is the first ThedaCare facility to receive Energy Star certification.

“High energy-performing buildings are more comfortable for building occupants and, as a result, demonstrate our commitment to patient and team member well-being,” said Jeanine Knapp, ThedaCare sustainability leader. “Our facilities team at Heritage and across ThedaCare focus on efficiency to ensure optimal living and healing environments for our guests and good stewardship of our resources.”

Energy Star certified buildings are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation and other key metrics as directed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

“Forty-five percent of U.S. emissions are attributed to commercial and industrial buildings,” said Jean Lupinacci, Energy Star director for commercial and industrial buildings. “The Heritage continues to demonstrate true environmental leadership by reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are proven to contribute to climate change.”

On average, Energy Star certified buildings use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and are less expensive to operate than their peers — all without sacrifices in performance or comfort, Knapp added.

“Saving energy is just one of the ways we show our community we care, and that we’re committed to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations,” she said.

For more than 100 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 32 clinics in nine counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service.