Michael Waller

Michael Waller

Director of Sustainability and Special Assistant to the CEO for Rochester Regional Health

Dr. Michael Waller is the Director of Sustainability and Special Assistant to the CEO for Rochester Regional Health. Michael leads programmatic efforts for the health system regarding energy efficiency, waste reduction, environmentally preferable purchasing, safer materials, and several other areas all aimed at making Rochester Regional Health one of the most sustainable healthcare systems in the country. With a PhD in Sustainability that focused on renewable energy systems, Michael has led Rochester Regional to commit to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Michael also teaches sustainability courses at St. John Fisher College, and volunteers his time as a board member for the Market Driven Community Cooperation and Caleb Tutoring Ministries, both aimed at improving the well-being of the City of Rochester’s Youth and local economy.



C1 – How Health Care Can Accelerate Adoption of Electric Vehicles

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The transportation sector is now the largest and fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. It represents the biggest single carbon reduction opportunity. The faster we can adopt electric vehicles (EV’s) of all types and charge them from clean energy sources, the faster we can experience healthier air and a dramatic […]

Climate Sustainable procurement

C4 – Coast to Coast, a Deeper Dive Into Renewable Developments and Partnerships

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In early 2018 Sutter Health of California began an initiative to install on-site PV at six campuses as part of a pilot project intended to select a solar developer for their wider portfolio. This initiative was launched in an effort to meet Sutter Health’s emissions reduction goals by increasing the amount of renewable energy at […]

Energy Sustainable procurement

A9 – Making IT Purchases With People and the Planet in Mind

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Don’t miss this educational session with a great raffle prize to be awarded!   Health care organizations around the world recognize the importance of developing and implementing sustainability practices and procurement processes that enable them to create healthier places that support the wellbeing of their patients. For many health care organizations, these sustainable procurement practices […]

Sustainable procurement