Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, and today has over 1,400 beds at its main campus and 4,400 beds system-wide; making it one of the largest hospitals in the United States. Cleveland Clinic has been exploring energy efficient alternatives for many years.
In 2009, Cleveland Clinic joined the Hospital Energy Alliance (HEA) formed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under its Commercial Building Energy Alliance (CBEA). The CBEA brings together similar types of end users to exchange information and leverage buying capacity to help expedite market adoption of energy-efficient technologies and design practices. One activity undertaken was the develop