Reminder: Nursing Home Clean Energy Initiative

in Finance & Reimbursement

As part of the 2016/2017 Executive Budget, DOH is authorized to conduct energy efficiency studies, in conjunction with the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSHFA has been actively involved in the DOH Energy Workgroup over the past two years, assisting in data collection as well as policy development.

In an effort to advance the Clean Energy Initiative, DOH and NYSERDA have enlisted an independent contractor, Enerlife Consulting, to analyze statewide nursing home energy usage data as provided by utility companies and other energy providers. This week, nursing homes should be receiving an email notification accompanied by a very brief data release authorization form, which allows NYSERDA/DOH to obtain energy utilization data for your facility.

NYSHFA endorses this energy initiative plan, and strongly encourages all members to complete the energy data release authorization form as soon as possible.

Attached is the announcement and data release form.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36