Building Efficiency

Hospital Earns ENERGY STAR Certification through Energy Efficiency

Nashua hospital receives certification for energy efficiency

Nashua Telegraph, April 30, 2013

NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital is the first facility of its kind in the state to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification.

Hospital spokesmen say the certification signifies the hospital performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy-efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The hospital also uses an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and releases 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a hospital press release.

“This achievement is among many that we have received that helps demonstrate our mission for environmental stewardship and also in our efforts to lower our energy costs,” said Roland Vance, Environmental and Safety Manager at St. Joseph Hospital.

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