Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ball Memorial Hospital

Last year, Ball Memorial Hospital completed an energy efficiency project through the help of an EECBG award from our office.  These new energy efficiency improvements include the installation of automated air-handler drives and controls, the installation of lighting sensors, and upgrades to the steam pipe and its insulation.  In total, Ball Memorial Hospital estimates to save over $78,000 per year, giving the project a payback of less than 3 years.

In addition to these types of upgrades the Hospital has implemented a Go Green initiative throughout its facilities with strong support of administration and participation by its employees.  The hospital has one of the largest green roofs in Indiana located on a new energy efficient patient tower.   As part of the Go Green initiative, a Green Team has been formed which is composed of a recycling, waste reduction, energy conservation, education and research committees. 

The hospital's goal is to become and remain a sustainable health care facility.  To do so, the hospital must educate the community and its employees regarding the availability of recycling management programs, waste reduction programs, and with the assistance of its employees, must implement energy savings and conservation practices throughout the Hospital campus facilities.

We thank Ball Memorial Hospital for their good work on the EECBG project.  We look forward to hearing more about your future green initiatives!

Ball Memorial Hospital received an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  EECBG is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and is administered by the Indiana Office of Energy Development.

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