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649 N. Arizona VA Health Care System - Prescott
500 Highway 89 North
Prescott, AZ 86314
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The Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System (NAVAHCS) is an older campus-style medical center, comprising 56 buildings constructed between 1903 and 1998, that has undergone a number of upgrades over the last 9 years, many of which have resulted in energy conservation. Among the improvements implemented are energy-efficient lighting in remodeling and renovation projects, replacement of original windows dating to 1937 with energy-efficient windows, installation of VFDs, and replacement of steam coil tank water heaters with steam instantaneous water heaters. Inefficient, window-mounted air conditioners are being replaced by modern HVAC systems using a central chiller plant, and evaporative cooling is being utilized when practical. The Northern Arizona center is installing the beginning elements of a facility-wide energy management system (EMS) and tying new and replacement HVAC systems to this EMS. A new project to replace 10,000 fluorescent lights with new energy-efficient, electronic ballast lights is currently underway, as are projects to replace additional windows and several older chillers.

Communications:

NAVAHCS is preparing a press release to be submitted to the local paper and is preparing stories for the station and VISN newsletters.

Testimonial:

"NAVAHCS is very proud to have earned the ENERGY STAR. Our hospital now operates more efficiently and cost-effectively, thanks to the building upgrades and energy management systems we have adopted over the past few years. We also take pride in knowing that our energy-savings program has a positive impact on the environment day in and day out."
-- Philip S. Fesmire, Facilities Manager, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System


Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Department of Veterans Affairs or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Department of Veterans Affairs

Property Manager:*
Department of Veterans Affairs

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (89)

Facility Type: Hospital (General Medical & Surgical)

Total Floorspace: 659080 sf

Year Constructed: 1903

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies

For More Info:
Ed Bradley
Washington, DC 22042
(202)273-9489
energy@mail.va.gov