Jenna Agins

Jenna Agins

Energy and Sustainability Specialist, NYU Langone Health

Jenna Agins currently serves as the energy and sustainability specialist for NYU Langone Health where she manages the organization’s environmental sustainability program. Jenna sets the program’s strategic direction and leads projects to reduce the health system’s environmental footprint across a full real estate portfolio of more than 100 locations to reach its 50% GHG reduction goal by 2025. She also works to build a culture of sustainability among the more than 29,000 employees within the organization through robust engagement and communications. She pushes NYU Langone to pursue sustainable food services, energy management best practices, healthy interior choices and waste reduction. She wrote the health system’s first sustainable design guidelines and serves as a subject matter expert to help the institution green its supply chain. In addition, she coordinates NYU Langone’s participation in various local and national energy and environmental programs and represents the organization in case studies, presentations, and markets-based groups to raise external awareness of NYU Langone’s sustainability program and support the national movement towards sustainable healthcare. Jenna is a graduate of the dual degree MBA and Masters in Science program at the University of Michigan where she focused on healthcare sustainability strategy, operations and behavior change. Prior to graduate school, she spent four years working at a financial services public relations firm helping multinational finance companies navigate communications during the financial crisis. Jenna received her BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis.

(E-7) Tackling Safer Chemicals and Materials in Health Care: Lessons from the Field

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Purchasing safer chemicals and materials in your facility is a critical component of any sustainability initiative because it can help reduce patient and employee exposure to hazardous substances, improve indoor air quality, and improve public and environmental health. Practice Greenhealth’s Safer Chemicals Challenge provides tools, resources, case studies, and step-by-step guidance to reduce the use […]

Greening the Supply Chain Safer Chemicals

(B-8) Choose Wisely: How NYU Langone and UVM Medical Center Carefully Partner with Material Recycling/Waste Vendors for Maximum Value

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Join University of Vermont Medical Center and NYU Langone Health for an up and close look at two cost saving waste reduction strategies in the operating room setting – blue wrap recycling and single use device reprocessing. University of VT Medical Center will share details of their grass-roots blue wrap recycling that was started after realizing that […]