New York hospital partners with utility to cut energy, water use

Nyack Hospital to invest $1 million in energy- and water-saving upgrades

By Healthcare Facilities Today
January 7, 2014

Nyack Hospital, a 375-bed acute care medical-surgical hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., will invest an estimated $1 million in energy- and water-saving upgrades without any up-front costs, because of a conservation program offered by the local electric utility, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

In return for signing a four-year electricity contract with Constellation through its Efficiency Made Easy program, Nyack will reap the benefits of a range of energy- and water-saving measures paid for by the utility, the article said.

The hospital expects to save about $270,000 per year by reducing electricity use by more 1.24 million kWh annually. Energy upgrades are expected to eliminate 1.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year. It also expects to reduce water usage by 10 million gallons annually through a series of conservation measures, the article said.

Nyack’s conservation measures will include installing energy-efficient lighting and controls, low-flow faucets and shower heads, water leak repairs, steam plant upgrades and sterilizer condensate tempering.

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