EWINDOW Artificial Daylight System

Daylight & the EWINDOW System Daylight has been the most important lighting source to us throughout human history. Studies have shown that daylight has great impact on humans, not only to provide illumination, but also to improve our mood and physical health. EWINDOW is an artificial daylight system that simulates the natural rhythm of daylight and adjusts Read more about EWINDOW Artificial Daylight System[…]

Concord Hospital: Saving Energy While Simultaneously Reducing Costs

Summary Concord Hospital suffered from a lack of steam capacity, aged equipment, inefficient energy and operations, and increased energy costs. Concord realized $678,976 in guaranteed annual energy savings and reduced its energy usage from 284.2 kBtu/ft2/year to 211.8 kBtu/ft2/year. The Problem In 2009, Concord Hospital’s current facilities director came on board and realized a lack Read more about Concord Hospital: Saving Energy While Simultaneously Reducing Costs[…]

University of California San Francisco Saves 88% with Adaptive LED Parking Lot Lighting

In 2012, UC San Francisco launched a pilot demonstration of energy-efficient lighting on the top level of its two-tier parking garage at 2340 Post Street. That level of the parking structure had lacked lighting for some time, but a sharp increase in use prompted some calls expressing safety concerns. More light was clearly needed, but Read more about University of California San Francisco Saves 88% with Adaptive LED Parking Lot Lighting[…]

Case Study: Medical Center Parking Structure

With 7 hospitals and 22 physician locations serving more than 9 Wisconsin counties, ThedaCare has ample room to implement and reap the benefits of building efficiency measures. At the Appleton Medical Center, ThedaCare’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign Award winning project involved replacing inefficient medium-wattage HID lighting fixtures at a 126,000 square foot Read more about Case Study: Medical Center Parking Structure[…]

Baystate Health – Bending the Cost Curve

Baystate Health’s (Baystate) ambition is for the health system to become the leader in helping create the most energy efficient, safe and effectively managed buildings in the health care industry. Baystate performed initial benchmarking and saw numerous opportunities to improve including redoing controls, replacing boilers and pumps, retrocommissioning, lighting upgrades, and mechanical upgrades. For example, Read more about Baystate Health – Bending the Cost Curve[…]

Southcoast Health: A Multi-Prong Approach to Energy Efficiency

As part of an overall energy efficiency program, Southcoast upgraded their lighting inside and outside the hospitals. All properties changed to LED lighting on the outer parts of the hospitals and parking lots. Inside, they upgraded a total of 80 percent of their lighting to one of the most efficient lights possible as well as Read more about Southcoast Health: A Multi-Prong Approach to Energy Efficiency[…]

Smart Strategy: Regions Hospital Sustainability Team Slashes $1.17 Million in Energy Costs

Patient care is the focal point of all decisions made at a hospital, so when the maintenance staff at Regions Hospital in St. Paul was looking at operating more efficiently to save energy and money, they kept the patients in mind every step of the way. Established in 1872, Regions Hospital is a private, non-profit Read more about Smart Strategy: Regions Hospital Sustainability Team Slashes $1.17 Million in Energy Costs[…]

Lighting with LEDs: Area Lights for Commercial Garage

This U.S. Department of Energy GATEWAY Demonstration project studied the applicability of LED luminaires for a commercial parking garage serving a hospital in Portland, Oregon. Participants in the project included the U.S. Department of Energy, Providence Portland Medical Center (PPMC), the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), and Lighting Sciences Group (LSG) Inc. Pacific Northwest National Read more about Lighting with LEDs: Area Lights for Commercial Garage[…]

Networked Adaptive Exterior LED Lighting Generates Energy Savings of 66% – Wins 2014 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Award

In 2014, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital became one of the first U.S. health care facilities to install an energy-efficient, ultra-smart outdoor LED lighting system. The award-winning project was so successful that the NorthBay Healthcare group is now considering expanding the VacaValley system and retrofitting the outdoor lighting at other sites. Read the full report:   http://cltc.ucdavis.edu/sites/default/files/files/publication/case-study-adaptive-exterior-lighting-healthcare-vacavalley-hospital.pdf

Hospital System Tackles Energy Efficiency on a Large Scale

Trinity Health (Mount Carmel’s parent company) was searching for ways to reduce energy consumption across its entire system in an effort to be more environmentally responsible – but also benefit the company’s bottom line. Mount Carmel earned a total of $202,027.44 in incentives from AEP Ohio and conserved over 2,500,000 kWh of electricity through the Read more about Hospital System Tackles Energy Efficiency on a Large Scale[…]

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