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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