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Environmentally Friendly Campus

"There's certainly no better way to keep your community healthy than by starting with the environment and improving the environment in which you live."
– Robert Biggio, BMC senior vice president, facilities and support services

At BMC, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint because we know that healthier hospitals mean healthier communities. BMC is widely known as the ‘greenest' hospital in the city and transforming our clinical campus to prepare the hospital to thrive well into the future. From having the first hospital-based rooftop farm to partnering with MIT and the Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation to buy electricity from a solar power installation in North Carolina, BMC is an organization that has thrived on change and adapted in order to succeed.

BMC generates much of its own electricity and heat thanks to a two megawatt combined heat and power plant installation, which will save BMC approximately $1.5 million in heat and energy costs annually and further enhances BMC's standing as one of the most resilient hospitals in Boston. Having reduced the hospital's energy use by 19.4 percent from 2011, BMC aims to become the first carbon-neutral hospital in New England upon completion of the campus redesign.

Carbon Net Zero
by 2020

5,000 Pounds
of Fresh, Healthy Food Served to Patients and Visitors

Over $5.5 Million
of Annual Energy Savings

Two gentlemen holding the Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth An Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth
in 2016

The hospital is also a member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, a groundbreaking effort created to catalyze the fight against climate change on a broad scale, of which BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh chairs the healthcare sector. Our two green bond offerings, totaling more than $200 million, greatly broadened our pool of investors to include those with environmentally responsible portfolios and were quickly oversubscribed.

Awards

BMC has received several awards and recognitions for our groundbreaking achievement and innovation in health care sustainability and green projects:

Becker's 60 Greenest Hospitals award
Greenovate
2018 Practice Greenhealth Award - top 25