Virtua Health, the largest provider of healthcare in Southern New Jersey, has aggressively pursued energy-efficient upgrades throughout its five hospitals since 1993. The 1,100-bed institution went beyond lighting retrofits and adopted an integrated approach to building upgrades with additional work on building automation systems, motors, and air handling units in their newly constructed and existing facilities. Virtua Health has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2001.
Healthcare & Senior Care Facilities Partner Since 2001
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Virtua Health System
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
In 1993, Virtua established a new energy program and launched an aggressive energy efficiency upgrade campaign. As part of this initiative an Energy Director was appointed to oversee the energy program and to keep senior management involved and supportive. To ensure the continued support of senior management and to drive progress, Virtua Health's Energy Director submits monthly reports directly to the chief executive officer and president. Additionally, the Energy Director keeps Virtua's Board of Directors informed and supportive by providing annual reports on its strategic energy management initiatives.
Maintaining senior management involvement and support has helped to elevate the importance of energy management throughout the organization and has delivered results. Through its investments in energy efficiency and a comprehensive energy management plan, Virtua Health has saved more than $1,064,400 in operating and energy costs.