The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign recently recognized two healthcare organizations for leading the way in upgrading their interior lighting and control systems.
The healthcare organizations, along with others recognized this year, and also in the last two years of the campaign, have newly installed or upgraded more than 2.8 million lighting fixtures and controls system, saving $68 million on energy bills. Learn more at energy.gov. The healthcare organizations recognized this year, along with respective categories, include:
Beaumont Health in Texas, exemplary healthcare site: Efforts at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, resulted in more than 2.2 million kWh saved annually at that site — a 52 percent energy savings.
The University of Utah Health, highest percentage of annual energy savings for lighting new construction (large project): University of Utah’s efforts at a new patient care pavilion resulted in lighting energy savings of 48 percent compared to a typical new construction facility.