The Hackensack University Medical Center (UMC) replaced an inefficient infrastructure with minimal capital investment by working witha utility partner, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
The New Jersey facility found new energy solutions that are expected to produce annual savings of more than $1 million.
The Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) Hospital Efficiency Program enabled HackensackUMC to make necessary upgrades through a two-phase project that included installation of three 1,500-ton chillers, LED lighting, cooling tower replacements.
The PSE&G program provided up-front funding, eliminating the need for capital from the facility. The program includes a buy-down incentive for eligible energy-efficiency measures, coupled with financing at a zero percent interest rate.