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ENERGENT SOLUTIONS, LLC

ENERGENT SOLUTIONS, LLC

With an ENERGY STAR score of 99, this critical access hospital boasts
the most successful energy management program in Ohio.
of all personnel. You are more likely to
hear friendly comments and greetings
rather than a complaint about heating or
cooling (Doudna usually fixes complaints
right away). In fact, Doudna was named
Caregiver of the Year in 2015. Doudna
was selected through a vote of his peers.
Let that sink in: a maintenance supervisor
won the Caregiver of the Year award.
The "MacGyver" of facilities, Doudna
never let the lack of digital controls and
capital dollars get in the way of savings
and the goal of improving the ENERGY
STAR score. For example, by using a
Sharpie® to manually mark summer and
winter operation levels for valves and
dampers, and by rebuilding damaged
air handlers bought at a steep discount,
Barnesville rose from an ENERGY STAR
score of 19 to a 50 by 2014.
These results helped build trust
that hospital leadership had in facility
leaders. This trust paid off in 2014 when
a new emergency room addition was
in the planning phase. Carpenter and
Doudna asked for energy efficiency in
the emergency room and requested that
digital controls throughout the facility
be included in the project. Leaders
agreed with their suggestions. With the
new efficient emergency room and the
capability of the digital control system to
react faster and do things that could not
be done manually, Barnesville Hospital

Wes Doudna, left, and Michael Carpenter led
their organization to a championship in an Ohio
Hospital Association energy competition.

increased the score to a 75 and became
ENERGY STAR certified in 2016.
If Barnesville had stopped there, the
hospital would still have an impressive
story to tell. Instead, facility leaders
chose to keep going to further decrease
operational costs. Over the course of
2016, Barnesville continued honing
its control system and replacing T8
lights with LEDs. Through that process,
Barnesville raised its ENERGY STAR score
to a 99. This improvement surprised
even the national program manager of
ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings,
Clark Reed, who said, "I never thought
that kind of improvement was possible
for an ENERGY STAR Hospital."
Among the honors earned by
Barnesville Hospital are 2016 and 2017
ENERGY STAR Certified Hospital, the 2016
Ohio Hospital Association Energy Cup
winner (small hospital), and the 2017
ASHE Energy Champion Award.
The most surprising part of the story
may be the humility of the hospital staff.
When doing the walk-through to verify
the 2017 ENERGY STAR certification,
Doudna said, "If you figure out how
we did it, please let us know." He did
it through persistence, expertise, and
building great relationships throughout
the hospital. And, since he won't brag,
we're happy to do it for him through
this article.

Critical Access
Hospital Energy
Management
Best Practices
1. Set a Goal
Senior leaders like big hairy
audacious goals (BHAGs, as
outlined by Collins in Good
to Great).

2. Build a Team
Find your facility's Doudna!
Woody Hayes taught us that
you win with people. Ask
for help from others and
build a team committed
to sustainability.

3. Embrace the Facts
Accept today's results and plan
for the future. Worrying or
complaining about today won't
solve the problem in the future.

4. Persistence Matters
"Nothing in the world is worth
having or worth doing unless it
means effort, pain, difficulty."
-Theodore Roosevelt

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Inside ASHE - Fall 2017

Letter from the president
What’s new
Pop quiz
The measurement of a health care facility manager: How do you define success?
Creating a program to identify and monitor pressure dependent spaces
Critical considerations for specifying a building automation system for health care
Bright ideas: LED renovation at Boulder Community Health
Selecting the right fire extinguisher for operating rooms
Still battling reheat energy in hospitals: Short- and long-term ideas for hospitals’ biggest energy use
The financial impact of variable speed ventilation controls in hospital kitchens
Data driven culture fuels University of Florida Health’s success in energy and operational optimization
Energy management in a critical access hospital: How Barnesville Hospital reduced energy consumption by 39 percent
Value analysis: Improving operating margin through cost savings
Member spotlight
Advertisers’ index
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