May 2014 - Kaiser Permanente has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the organization's use of solar power. Kaiser Permanente uses more than 17 million kilowatt-hours of power annually from multiple onsite solar energy installations in California, amounting to 7% or the equivalent of its annual electricity consumption at these sites.
Another health care company, Gunderson Health System is investing in on-site renewable energy production. Onalaska Campus in Onalaska, Wisconsin — meets 100% of its electricity and thermal energy demand through the energy produced by a landfill waste-to-energy site located on the Gundersen Onalaska Campus.
Press Release - Kaiser Permanente Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
Case Study - Using Waste to Create Energy
January 2012 - Juhl Wind announced the official start-up and operation of the two-turbine, 4.95 megawatt (MW) GL Wind project for Gunderson Health System in Winona County, Minnesota. The GL Wind project was developed specifically to address the energy demands of the Gunderson Health System. The GL Wind project is part of Gunderson Health's Envision program, which seeks to develop a portfolio of innovative green energy projects.
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Juhl Wind, Inc. Announces Completion and Start-Up of Community Wind Farm Project for Gunderson Health System
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October 2009 - Gundersen Lutheran hospital and medical facilities, announced that it has teamed with a local brewery, City Brewery, to install a cogeneration project that uses methane gas from the brewery waste to generate electricity and uses waste heat to facilitate the brewing process. The combined heat and power project is expected to generate three million kilowatt-hours per year, which is equivalent to about 8 percent of the electricity used at the hospital's La Crosse and Onalaska campuses.
News Release - Gundersen Lutheran and City Brewery 'Powering Up Ceremony'
News Article - Gundersen Lutheran Hospital Strives for 100% Renewable Energy
Additional Information - Gundersen Lutheran Green Initiative