New York-Presbyterian Hospital

New York, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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.

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