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Comprehensive Energy Audit: A Midwest Healthcare System

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Comprehensive Energy Audit: A Midwest Healthcare System

The energy savings from early phases of this project paid for a number of deferred maintenance projects implemented in later years.

Business Challenge: A Midwest Healthcare System, which consisted of 50+ medical office buildings, lacked depth of knowledge on its current state of mechanical and electrical systems and the risk exposure it could face should one or multiple equipment failures occur.

Project Scope: PRES, a Stark Tech Group company, was hired to conduct a comprehensive energy audit of all facilities in the health system. The goal of the audit was to identify the total energy consumption and cost savings potential of the health system by implementing viable conservative measures. In addition, PRES analyzed the efficiency of the existing mechanical and electrical infrastructure. The Facility Audit Reports were to identify potential business risk and provide a replacement roadmap to mitigate these risks.

Solution: PRES delivered Facility Audit Reports for each facility in the health system detailing current conditions and historical energy spend, and recommended upgrades for energy/deferred maintenance projects. The final report prioritized project implementation plans that addressed the items contained in the Facility Audit Reports. The implementation projects recommended were phased over a four-year period, as requested by the Healthcare System’s Chief Financial Officer. The program addressed imminent failures first and projects with a high ROI from energy savings in the early stages of the program. PRES provided a turnkey solution that included all aspects of engineering, construction management and program coordination. Existing equipment retro-commissioning and new system commissioning were also included in the project scope.

Results:
70 individual projects implemented (10 Regional Hospitals, 50+ office buildings)
• $15MM in capital funded over 4.5 years
$2.2 million annual energy cost savings

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