McKesson Signs Deal for Solar at New Jersey Distribution Center

McKesson Signs Deal for Solar at New Jersey Distribution Center

Healthcare supply chain solutions provider McKesson Corporation signed a deal today with NRG to install solar arrays at a distribution center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The solar power purchase agreement calls for rooftop and ground-mounted solar arrays that will have a capacity up to 3 … Read more…

Georgian Pharma Company Uses FINTECC Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Georgian Pharma Company Uses FINTECC Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Upgrades

  Aversi Pharma, a privately-held pharmaceutical company in the country of Georgia, has received $245,000 in financing from Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) for the installation of energy efficiency upgrades in Aversi’s hospitals and clinics. Energy efficient upgrades include double-glazed windows, … Read more…

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center’s energy engineer knew the campus’s chiller plants were efficient, but he believed they could be improved. By optimizing the chiller plants across the campus, the center ensured they were running at peak efficiency, saving electricity costs, using less water, and reducing emissions. In fact, annual energy savings were found to be…

Boston Medical Center’s $15M, 2-MW CHP Plant Goes Live

Boston Medical Center’s $15M, 2-MW CHP Plant Goes Live

Boston Medical Center, the busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England, went live on April 24 with a $15 million, natural gas-fired, 2-MW combined heat and power plant (CHP or cogeneration) that is expected to save the hospital about $1.5 million on its energy costs annually.

Average U.S. Hospital Pays $3/Square Foot for Energy

Average U.S. Hospital Pays $3/Square Foot for Energy

Grumman/Butkus Associates, a Chicago based, energy efficiency consultancy, released the latest edition of its annual Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey earlier this month – including usage and costs for fossil fuels and electricity. Since the survey was first conducted more than 20 years ago, the overall fossil fuel usage in healthcare facilities has trended downward, but the consumption of electricity has not decreased significantly, according to survey findings.

Laundry Services: A Big Opportunity to Save

Laundry Services: A Big Opportunity to Save

Energy managers in many types of buildings – hotels, prisons, colleges and universities, military installations and others – are charged with washing and drying laundry. It is a big energy drain, and cutting use even a bit positively impacts the bottom line. Today, American Laundry … Read more…

The Northport VA Medical Center Handles a Cooling Tower Crisis

On March 10, 2015, The Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center was presented with a big problem: The piping connecting four cooling towers that served two buildings on the large campus ruptured and lost all cooling capacity. The buildings are part of a nearly century old, 200-building, 1.4 … Read more…

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