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Aiken Regional Medical Centers
302 University pkwy
Aiken, SC 29802
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Aiken Regional Medical Centers (ARMC), located on 44 acres in Aiken, South Carolina, opened its doors in 1917 as the Aiken Hospital and Relief Society. The ARMC Campus is comprised of a 383,000-square-foot hospital, a 50,000-square-foot inpatient behavioral health facility, a 7,600-square-foot cancer center, a 4,500-square-foot wound care and hyperbaric treatment center, and a number of other on-and off- campus ancillary facilities.

ARMC has been working towards improving energy efficiency throughout the organization since 2004, with the goal of being the most efficient hospital facility and campus in the state of South Carolina. Some examples of the energy efficiency projects that ARMC undertook as part of that strategy are:

-- 2004 ? 2005: Replaced T12 ballasts and bulbs with T8 energy efficient bulbs and electronic ballasts

-- 2006: Energy management system implemented to control approximately 80% of the main facility's heating/cooling requirements

-- 2007 ? 2011: Variable speed drives were installed on all air handlers, cooling towers and motors

-- 2010: Installed Miura energy efficient modular boilers

-- 2010-2012: Replaced approximately 80% of the existing roof system


These projects resulted in significant improvements in energy efficiency and lower energy costs. Additional opportunities continue to be implemented, with the following projects planned for 2013:


-- Hospital-wide Arc Flash certified electrical panel upgrades

-- Air handler upgrades with automatic control functionality

-- Parking lot lighting upgrade to LED bulbs in order to reduce lighting energy usage and decrease fixture numbers




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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Universal Health Services 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:*
Universal Health Services

Property Manager:*
Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2013 (80)
2014 (89)
2015 (83)
2016 (77)

Facility Type: Hospital (General Medical & Surgical)

Total Floorspace: 472820 sf

Year Constructed: 1974

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies