Manager of Energy and Sustainability Services, OSF HealthCare
Patrick Costello serves as the sustainability liaison for the Central Illinois Chapter for Healthcare Engineering (CICHE). He is a Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt, Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Distributed Generation Certified Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer, Recognized Environmental Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Missouri. Mr. Costello also serves as the president of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Central IL Chapter. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and a MA and MBA from Webster University.
Health care facilities are the second most energy-intensive commercial building type in the United States, spending nearly $7 billion on energy use every year. Paradoxically, through increases in consumption-based emissions, the sector that heals may also be a sector that harms. A recent study demonstrates that the U.S. health care sector’s pollution burden represents 10% […]