Health Facilities Division of the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA)

San Antonio, Texas


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management

Health Facilities Division of the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA)

The Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) of the Air Force Medical Service provides facility management services to 17 million square feet of healthcare facilities worldwide. Its mission is to deliver Trusted Care, Anywhere Air Force personnel and their families are stationed. Energy efficiency is deeply embedded in AFMSAs mission. AFMSAs Aviano Hospital was the first U.S. building to earn ENERGY STAR certification on foreign soil. AFMSA is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for successfully using ENERGY STAR resources as a foundation to meet its target of reducing energy intensity by 30 percent by 2015. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Increasing its portfolio-wide average ENERGY STAR energy performance score by 10 points over its 2011 average score. 
  • Reducing its average annual source energy intensity by 104.9 kBtu per square foot, achieving $3.29 million in energy cost savings.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for one hospital and six medical office buildings. 
  • Achieving more than $195,000 in energy cost savings at a medical facility through retro-commissioning cooling towers, heating systems, and the building automation system. 
  • Creating a Proto Star award for facilities making significant strides towards ENERGY STAR certification and encouraging winning facility engineers to share best practices. 
  • Educating patients and service personnel about ENERGY STAR through the Armed Forces Network and its website.

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