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UMass Medical School | Combined Heat and Power Expansion Project

The CHP project was undertaken to better support a growing campus.To make this project financially possible, UMass Medical School combined current construction efforts to include a new Combined Heat and Power System and received financial incentives from the local utility company. The project saved annually 58,000 MWh in electricity and $6.2 million.

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Hackensack University Medical Center | Energy Efficiency

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. HackensackUMC is committed to sustainability and doing no harm by providing a sustainable environment for patients, staff and community. HackensackUMC recognized that there was an opportunity for energy conservation and to address an infrastructure that was outdated and inefficient.

Cleveland Clinic | EcoCaregiver™ - Individual Behaviors Help Reduce Energy

To meet Cleveland Clinic’s $12m energy demand reduction target, one of the reduction strategies focused on caregivers’ workplace behaviors. In November 2014, a mandatory online training on energy demand management for all caregivers was launched. Cleveland Clinic’s EUI is down 9.35 percent since the 2010 baseline, nearly 37,000 caregivers have taken the training, 29 caregiver-driven ideas are being implemented, and caregiver engagement scores are on the rise.

An Energy Success Story: Monadnock Community Hospital Peterborough, New Hampshire

The Problem

Throughout the country, hospitals are working towards LEAN initiatives whether it is energy reduction, healthier food consumption or removal of harmful chemicals. While a small community hospital, Monadnock is committed to these efforts and took on various challenges to meet their goals.

The Strategy Selected

Concord Hospital: Saving Energy While Simultaneously Reducing Costs

• Concord Hospital suffered from a lack of steam capacity, aged equipment, inefficient energy and operations, and increased energy costs.
• Concord realized $678,976 in guaranteed annual energy savings and reduced its energy usage from 284.2 kBtu/ft2/year to 211.8 kBtu/ft2/year.
The Problem

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Two-Phase Strategy to Energy Reduction and Cost Savings

• Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (medical center) is committed to energy conservation and had a practical need to reduce energy usage and costs.
• The medical center took a two-phase approach by first decreasing energy consumption over a period of time and then seeking out alternative fueling methods.
• The medical center was able to save a total of $1,895,855 between 2010 and 2014. The facility decreased its energy usage by 30 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent.

Southcoast Health: A Multi-Prong Approach to Energy Efficiency


  • At a basic, day-to-day level, Southcoast Health's (Southcoast) mechanics are seeing tremendous improvement in efficiency through the building management system.
  • Year-to-year energy consumption has dropped.
  • Cleaner air, reduced greenhouse gas emissions means better patient safety and health.
  • Long-term projected savings.
  • Potential for ENERGY STAR Certification.


Baystate Health: Bending the Cost Curve


Boston Medical Center - A Commitment to Leaner Energy


ThedaCare Health System: Server Room Optimization

Health care information systems are increasingly hungry for memory on servers which greatly increases cost of equipment, energy to run equipment, and infrastructure to support this increase. The solution is Virtualization which offers organizations the ability to run multiple applications on a single server.


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