VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
The Connecticut Health Care facilities have made many changes in recent years. Incorporating a wide variety of energy management technologies, these changes have improved the environment. VA Connecticut was the first Veterans Affairs Hospital to implement an energy services performance contract (ESPC) in 1992, replacing its chiller plant and approximately 8,800 lighting fixtures. A 660-ton per hour chilled water ice storage facility was installed in 1997, which improved the overall patient environment while decreasing the overall electrical load during peak demand periods. Lighting fixtures were upgraded from standard ballast with T12 units to electronic ballast and T8 technology. These new fixtures provide an equal level of lighting with less energy use. An energy management system (EMS) was put in place to enable the maintenance staff to monitor and control temperatures, flows, and pressure levels to major HVAC components in the various facilities. Computer graphics and charts quickly trend each piece of equipment. Insulated wall panels and thermo windows were installed in the main towers, providing a warm and inviting environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) were added to pump and fan motors.
In addition, steam traps were replaced and control valves updated to allow independent control of heating and cooling. All office spaces, hallways, and public access areas now have lighting sensors. High-efficiency motors have replaced standard type units, and new control points have been added to the energy management system. The benefits realized by these energy efficiency technologies and measures have resulted in savings of approximately $722,535 in electricity and natural gas cost per year.
"The VA Connecticut Healthcare System is pleased to be recognized by EPA for managing an energy efficient hospital because we strive to be environmental leaders. The ENERGY STAR helps prove it. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care while increasing the health of the communities we serve. Pollution prevention pays. Not just in lower costs, but in better health for us all."
-- Angelo Aglieco, Energy Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Facility Type: Hospital (General Medical and Surgical)
Total Floorspace: 1450242 sf
Year Constructed: 1945
Contract Type: Performance Contract
Financing Type: Internal Capital
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|Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant|
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