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New York-Presbyterian Hospital

New York, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Based in New York City, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is the nation's largest nonprofit, non-sectarian hospital with 2,333 beds. Its four major campuses encompass 33 buildings and 8.2 million square feet, making it among the top 2 percent of energy users in the New York City metropolitan area. NYP is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing commitment to comprehensive energy management. Key accomplishments include:

·         Increasing its portfolio-wide average ENERGY STAR score 8 points over its 2010 score.

·         Reducing its average annual source energy intensity by 26.6 kBtu per square foot, while increasing the size of its portfolio by nearly 41,800 square feet.

·         Earning the ENERGY STAR for the NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center's flagship building, which has realized utility cost savings of more than $4.7 million since 2009 through the use of an energy-efficient 7.5-megawatt cogeneration system.

·         Achieving $2.8 million in energy cost savings without substantial capital investment by sub-metering and monitoring the energy use of its chiller plant and district cooling systems, and optimizing their operation based on energy trends.

·         Recruiting more than 200 "Green Champions" to encourage environmentally friendly practices throughout the organization, including best practices from EPA's Bring Your Green to Work initiative.

·         Educating employees, patients, and the general public about energy efficiency and its ENERGY STAR partnership through its website, onsite Earth Day events, energy fairs, speaking opportunities, and interviews.