Essentia Health Sustainability
Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health has over 14,500 employees, 14 hospitals, 69 clinics, 6 long-term care facilities, 3 assisted living facilities, 3 independent living facilities, 5 ambulance services, and one research institute.
Essentia Health is creating specific goals on sustainability for Vision Northland, Duluth’s downtown medical campus. They are drawing from a variety of certification programs, including LEED, WELL, Fitwel, RELi, LBC, SITES and Reset, to create a customized approach, focusing on areas such as community, ecology, water, energy, wellness, resources and resilient design to meet changes in function and environmental conditions. Some goals already met by the design of the new medical facility include: energy efficiency is 10% better than the national standard and water use is 20% more efficient than LEED V4 baseline.
Now that you’ve learned more, the best way to create change is by getting involved! Donate your money or time, find support, and take action. Citizen climate action means a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Duluth!
Learn more and get involved with Essentia Health Sustainability here.