ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On June 4, PNM presented a check for $64,184.87 to Presbyterian Healthcare Services for exceeding New Mexico electric building code standards with the installation and remodel of its energy-efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems at the Reverend Hugh Cooper Administrative Center (Cooper Center) on San Mateo NE.
Presbyterian qualified for the rebate under PNM’s Business Energy Efficiency Program, which offers rebates to business customers that install energy efficient equipment.
Jim Klein, Director of Engineering for Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Jim Jeppson, Administrative Director of Real Estate, along with other members of the Presbyterian Performance Team, accepted the rebate check from PNM officials.
“Presbyterian is dedicated to looking for new ways to improve efficiency,” said Klein. “We appreciate working with PNM on our shared commitment to energy efficient alternatives and reducing harm to the environment.”
As a result of Presbyterian’s energy efficiency initiatives, the Cooper Center will save 923,319 kilowatts of electric energy annually, enough to power about 127 homes. The Cooper Center will also emit 509 fewer tons of carbon dioxide into the environment annually, which is equivalent to removing 93 cars from the road and saving 329,641 gallons of water a year.
“PNM is committed to partnering with businesses like Presbyterian to help them reduce energy usage and save money,” said Amy Miller, director, Environmental Programs, PNM. “In 2013 the company paid almost $4 million to New Mexico companies that took advantage of our business energy efficiency programs. And the reduction in energy usage offers environmental benefits that impact the entire state of New Mexico.”
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian has eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.