Escambia County Health Department
The Escambia County Health Department in Pensacola, Florida, USA, is saving money with My Green Doctor: FMA congratulates the five offices of the Escambia County Health Department that have earned a Green Doctor Office certificate from the Florida Medical Association. The ECHD in Florida studied its energy use for one year before and after adopting energy conservation measures. Their biggest measurable savings came from deciding to turn off their hot water heaters for all their facilities. The offices saved energy every month. The energy reduction was approximately 5.2 percent per day for an annual savings of approximately $14,000. Their carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for the year were reduced by approximately 85,600 pounds or the equivalent of more than 4,340 gallons of gasoline. This meant real air quality improvement for the citizens of Escambia County.