Sustainability

At Kaiser Permanente, we’re always looking for ways to improve the health care experience and to improve our environmental stewardship (as part of improving the health of communities). In addition to making use of the latest technology for better health outcomes (as described in this article about Building the Hospital of the Future in the SF Bay Area), we also use the latest technology for better management of our facility costs.

 

For example, the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center is the first in California to earn a LEED Gold Health Care hospital certification, for its use of energy-efficient technology, reclaimed water in landscaping and cooling towers, all-LED lighting, solar PV generation, and active chilled beams in patient rooms for energy savings. You can learn more about this first-of-its kind hospital here.

By the numbers

36%

30%

1,000

20

of our waste diverted from landfill.

15%

From 2013 – 2015, we reduced our water use by 15%, on our way to 25% by 2025.

reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2017.

1/2

of the energy we use will come from wind and solar by 2017.

158 EV Chargers installed and active at 18 KP Facilities

 

142 EV Chargers under construction at 11 KP Facilities

 

Goal of 1,000 chargers by end of 2017

Kaiser Permanente earned 20 environmental excellence awards in 2015 from Practice Greenhealth for environmental performance.*

23%

of food served in our hospitals is locally or sustainably grown.

* national statistic