At a Glance
Commercial Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy
New York, NY
Raven Langhorne developed a five-year sustainability action plan for RiverSpring Health.
RiverSpring Health enlisted EDF Climate Corps fellow Raven Langhorne to develop a sustainability master plan for the campus. Riverspring, is a nursing home in the Bronx, New York committed to providing a safer and sustainable facility for its community. Strategies for marketing sustainability and reducing waste and energy consumption means significant savings for the company.
Raven’s approach to building a sustainability template included:
Analyzing RiverSpring’s current energy portfolio, including previous energy savings performance contracts. RiverSpring’s recent energy reduction efforts, including the installation of a cogeneration presented an unique opportunity for Raven to explore standard and deep retrofits for the campus. She found opportunities for upgrading the parking lot lighting and installing occupancy sensors.
Evaluating successful waste management strategies undertaken by similar health care companies. Raven highlighted these strategies and provided a roadmap for incorporating similar practices to the facility.
Maintaining constant communication with energy consultants and specialists, who provided expertise on appropriate sustainable business goals and strategies.
The five-year sustainability action plan ensures a clear company vision for driving future sustainability efforts. Strategies on reducing waste, enhancing energy efficiency, and maintaining a sustainable culture were all highlighted. As a result, RiverSpring can seemlessly diversify its current environmental efforts, build upon its company webpage, and release annual sustainability reports.