CLP Honors Medical Center for Energy Efficiency Strides

READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Honored For Energy Efficiency

The Courant, February 15, 2014

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center was recognized Friday by Connecticut Light & Power(CL&P) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board for the installation of new energy efficient equipment.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center officials received a special plaque during a ceremony, held at the hospital’s Hartford campus, celebrating completion of the energy-saving upgrades.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center worked with energy experts from CL&P to complete the $1.4 million project, which will save the hospital more than $150,000 in annual energy costs, more than 800,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and 37,000 CCF (one CCF equals 100 cubic feet) of natural gas each year. These savings are equivalent to the amount of electricity 75 homes would typically consume in one year, and result in avoided emissions of approximately 609 tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of taking 106 cars off the road for a year.

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