A healthy, energy-efficient facility is a critical part of patient care.
Hospital officials report that their number one priority is to improve the patient experience. Energy efficiency projects can help achieve this objective while allowing you to invest in even better patient care. For example, replacing aging, inefficient HVAC units can improve patient comfort by reducing noise and improving overall air conditioning and quality so patients can rest. Managing energy-intensive medical technology can save money that can be used elsewhere.
61% of consumers see innovations in treatment and services as healthcare system strengths. Spending less on energy allows hospital administrators to redirect funds toward improving treatment and services for patients. Find out from experts what energy efficiency measures will help your facility to better care for patients.
Within the next 10 years, approximately 40% of doctors and one-third of nurses will retire, creating shortages of skilled medical professionals. 65% of healthcare decision makers say sustainability is key to recruitment. Sustainable facilities can also play a role in recruiting medical professional staff.
Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems up to 3 MW with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options. Also supports the installation of custom engineered CHP systems from 1 MW to 3 MW.
A first-in-the-nation competition to help communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage.
Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.
Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.
Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.
Offers assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center incorporated energy efficiency as part of their capital planning and is realizing the benefits of increased efficiency.
Download: St. Joseph’s Hospital Center Case Study (PDF 534.9 KB)
Download: NY Presbyterian Case Study (PDF 1.7 MB)
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NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.