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The Energy to Care Chapter Challenge program allows ASHE affiliated chapters to participate in a friendly competition against one another in an effort to reduce their energy consumption.

2020 Chapter Challenge Winners
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Large Category: California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. and Ohio Society for Healthcare Facilities Management

Small Category: The New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society, Inc.

Chapter Challenge Information

2022 Challenge Information and Participation Instructions

  • The Challenge will compare weather-normalized Source EUI between two, 12-month period ending dates 12/31/2019 and 12/31/2021. The chapter that demonstrates the greatest percent-based reduction in weather normalized EUI across the two periods will be the winner.
  • All team facilities MUST be participating in the Energy to Care Dashboard.
  • ASHE’s Energy to Care team will conduct the calculations. Updated standings will appear on the Energy to Care Dashboard from November 30, 2021 until April 1, 2022.
  • A chapter must enroll a minimum of 5 hospitals to compete and there are two categories of participation:
    • Small chapter category (5 to 15 enrolled hospitals)
    • Large chapter category (16 or more hospitals)
  • In-patient and out-patient facilities are eligible to be included on teams.
  • Winning Chapters receive recognition at the ASHE Annual Conference in Boston. In addition, winning chapters will receive an individual award to share with their chapter and their name will be added to the revolving Energy Cup.
  • Sign-ups for the 2021 Challenge are available until November 15, 2021.

To complete your 2021 Challenge application, please submit the following two steps:

  • Complete your Chapter Challenge Commitment here:
    • Complete the Excel spreadsheet form for submitting participating facilities
      • Excel spreadsheet template can be found and downloaded from the Liaison Sharepoint Site
      • Team spreadsheets MUST be submitted through the Chapter Challenge Commitment Form.

Complete the Chapter Challenge Commitment Form

Click here to review the AHA Privacy Policy. For the Energy to Care ASHE Chapter Challenge program, ASHE will follow the data use policy with two exceptions:

  • ASHE will report aggregate savings for the winning chapter, as well as all chapters a whole.
  • Also, a listing of the competition standings will be posted.

The competition may not be used to reward competitors for the use of any particular commercial products or services.

2019 Chapter Challenge Winners
Small Category – The New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society, Inc.
Large Category – California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
2018 Chapter Challenge Winners
Small Category – Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
Large Category – Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois
2017 Chapter Challenge Winners
Small Category – Kansas Healthcare Engineers’ Association
Large Category - California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
2016 Chapter Challenge Winner
Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management