Barnesville Hospital announced it has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance. This is the 3rd year Barnesville Hospital has earned the ENERGY STAR, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savings.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment, “ said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.
“We’re honored to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance at Barnesville Hospital and appreciate the efforts of everyone who has been involved in its efficient operation,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “Saving energy is just one of the ways we show our community we care, and that we’re committed to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations.”
Phillips credits this success to:
• LED Replacement Projects for Exterior Lighting (Parking Lots and Building Wall Packs)
• Dietary Equipment Replaced with Energy Star Rated Appliances
• Emergency Department construction project completed with LED lighting throughout new construction and renovated areas
• Implementation of a new Direct Digital Control System (DDC) for the Emergency Department and upgraded enhancements of the existing DDC for the remainder of the building. The DDC allows for a centralized network to program/control/review actions and needs of the facility’s HVAC system.
On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers—all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.
Receipt of the Energy Star certification indicates Barnesville Hospital outperforms similar U.S. buildings on measure of energy efficiency. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have earned the ENERGY STAR. For more information about ENERGY STAR for Buildings and Plants, visit www.energystar.gov/buildings
Photo: Wes Doudna, Maintenance Supervisor and Chuck Francis, Skilled Maintenance Worker