Michael Waller, PhD

Michael Waller, PhD

Director of Sustainability, Rochester Regional Health

Dr. Michael Waller is the Director of Sustainability for Rochester Regional Health, a healthcare system serving the greater Rochester NY area. He has worked there since January of 2016, and comes with a background in mechanical engineering with a specific focus on renewable energy. Mike earned his PhD in Sustainability from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he focused on developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. Prior to his work in hydrogen fuel cells, he was working in the solar field at a long term testing facility for solar energy products, located in Phoenix Arizona while also studying for his Master’s degree in Solar Energy Engineering.

(B-7) Making Environmental Purchasing a Priority in Value Analysis

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Value analysis is a process that considers a number of issues of importance to health care organizations including patient health, safety, efficacy, and value. For organizations embarking on their sustainability journey, environmental purchasing is key to reaching sustainability goals on waste reduction, energy efficiency, safer chemicals, healthier food and more. Some organizations struggle to add […]

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(A-4) Demystifying Greenhouse Gas Tracking and Goal-setting in Health Care

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Nine out of ten Fortune 500 companies are reporting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and half of Fortune 500 companies have set a GHG reduction goal. In order to meet global emissions reduction goals, health care needs to join the ranks of those companies. Join global and national experts to participate in an interactive session about […]

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