Building Efficiency

Chicago Hospitals Form CGHI, Share Lessons from Past Efficiency Initiatives

Chicago Hospitals Share Green Initiatives

Healthcare Design, December 27, 2013

For years, Chicago hospitals have implemented various projects to conserve energy, including retrofitting countless lamps and exit signs, adding variable frequency drives to pumps and fans, installing occupancy sensors, tuning up boilers, installing pipe insulation, and developing LEED-certified buildings.

The energy savings associated with these activities, as tracked by utility energy efficiency programs, resulted in the ballpark of 241,000,000 kBtus conserved, $3 million in incentives from utility programs received, and $3 million in energy costs saved.

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