The Association of Energy Engineers honored Cyril Toussaint, director of energy management and sustainability at NYC Health+Hospitals, as Energy Manager of the Year for region 1, an area that includes 10 northeastern states.
Under Mr. Toussaint’s leadership, NYC Health+Hospitals reported more than a 10 percent systemwide decrease in energy use in fiscal year 2016. Price reductions in the cost of fuel and decreased usage combined to produce $21 million in savings for the health care system.
“This recognition will serve as a source of motivation to all the facilities under our purview,” said Toussaint. “Our journey might be challenging, but the resulting energy and cost savings will have a long-term positive impact on the sustainability of our health care system and the environment.”
An important benefit to the reduction in energy consumption is an accompanying decrease in greenhouse gases. Between 2007 and 2017 Mr. Toussaint’s team helped NYC Health + Hospitals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26.4 percent.
Toussaint resides in Queens and recently marked his 24th year of service at NYC Health+Hospitals.