Maine hospital project to benefit budget, environment

The annual savings for Pen Bay Healthcare could be more than $550,000

An energy efficiency project at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine, is expected to produce annual savings of more than $550,000, according to an article on the Bangor Daily News website.

In addition, nearly all the soot from its smokestack would be eliminated.

A new fuel storage tank was installed, and two existing tanks were converted to be able to use use liquid propane gas.

Burners inside the boiler plant also have been updated, which means the hospital is able to burn cleaner fuel at a higher efficiency, which further cuts down on emissions, according to the hospital.

Also, every toilet in the facility was replaced with a low-flow flush unit. Restrictors were installed on all bathroom sinks to regulate water used per minute, low-flow shower heads have been installed and bed pan sprayers have been refitted for high pressure, low flow.

Read the article.



June 24, 2015

Topic Area: Energy and Power

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