With winter on the way and energy costs rising, some hospitals are choosing alternative heating fuels, according to an article on the Health Leader Media website.
After converting to a renewable fuel oil system, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., expects to cut it's annual energy spending from $450,000 to $275,000 in its first year.
Memorial opted to go with a renewable fuel oil, (RFO) in this case a liquid fuel converted from solid biomass materials — mostly wood.
While there was some hesitation about switching to a hard-to-supply energy source, Memorial Hospital's leadership was swayed by both the green factor and the cost savings, the article said.
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