Presbyterian Hospital Earns Energy Star Award For Second Consecutive Year
News Release: June 10, 2010
Presbyterian Hospital has been awarded the prestigious 2010 ENERGY STAR for the second year in a row from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR recipients are recognized for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection and are rated in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide for building energy performance.
The 2010 ENERGY STAR award also represents a noteworthy improvement in Presbyterian Hospital’s performance from last year. By taking important steps towards energy efficiency, Presbyterian Hospital is not only saving money, but it is preventing the release of greenhouse gases to help protect the environment. Hospitals around the country are raising the bar for outstanding energy efficient buildings, with Presbyterian Hospital among the leaders.
“The kind of energy performance that results in Energy Star recognition requires a holistic management view of how our hospital consumes energy, which includes changing the lights and turning them off when not needed, choosing high efficiency equipment replacement and an overall focus on energy control,” said Jim Klein, director of plant services and engineering with Presbyterian Hospital. “The Energy Star recognition was not only earned from our actions over the past year, but the many years of making choices that take into account the operating cost of equipment.”