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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.


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


"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