Who our customer is

Children's Research Hospital

A Children’s Hospital saves $83,760 in annual energy costs while improving comfort, sustainability, and social responsibility in the community.

This Children’s Hospital* located in the South Atlantic United States is one of the largest non-profit public systems in the United States. They specialize in pediatric medicine. The purpose of SAH is to provide top quality medical care to children without the need to travel far from home. SAH’s goals are to reduce energy consumption and decrease emissions while continuing to deliver excellent medical care for its patients.

*Due to confidentiality agreements, we are not able to provide the client name. We will refer to the firm as SAH throughout this case study.

Set to accomplish

The Challenge

SAH set a goal to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions while maintaining a high level of air quality and patient comfort. To this end, SAH was interested in implementing energy conservation measures and technologies, which help achieve these goals while taking into account their specific needs as a healthcare facility.

As part of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, SAH committed to the challenges of engaging leadership, leaner energy, and less waste. The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a national campaign to implement a completely new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the health care sector.


Results Achieved

• Energy savings:$83,759 (annual)
• Simple payback: 0.23 years
• Net present value: $51,343
• Implementation rate of recommendations: 90%

Other operational benefits

Joint Commission assistance. Tracked and maintained temperature and relative humidity control in critical care rooms.

• Each closed fume hood saves 50,000 lbs of CO2 in a year or 60% on energy.

• Resource management. Utilized impact analysis to prioritize workload for internal maintenance staffand contracted controls personnel, and maximize progress towards corporate goals.

• Environmental stewardship.

• Social responsibility in the community.