Geisinger Medical Center earns perfect ENERGY STAR score

By Healthcare Facilities Today
November 25, 2013
Geisinger Medican Center

The Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), in Danville, Pa., recently  became one of the few facilities across the country to earn a perfect ENERGY STAR score.

The 100 score was significantly impacted by the addition of a turbine cogeneration plant in 2011, according to an article on the Buildings magazine website. GMC’s plant generates 5 mW of power and increased efficiency from 30 to 80% compared to coal. It created an annual savings of $2.2 million per year and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 16,000 tons annually.

Other energy-saving measures include chilled water used for air conditioning during evening hours and variable frequency drives on power plant machinery.

“In just the last two years, we’ve reduced energy expenditures by $2.6 million,” says Al Neuner, vice president for facilities operations, Geisinger Health Systems. “We are not only proud to be recognized for being energy conscious, but we also take pride in having an impact on lowering health care costs, which directly benefits our patients and family communities.”

The ENERGY STAR score is based on utility data. Performance is compared against facilities of the same type and size.

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