Berlin, VT – On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Governor Peter Shumlin and Agency of Natural Resources Secretary, Deb Markowitz, recognized University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center as one of 13 recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.
Working closely with Efficiency Vermont, the statewide energy efficiency utility for the past five years, UVM Network – Central Vermont Medical Center embarked on a multi-faceted Energy Savings Initiative that has resulted in a 26% reduction in total energy consumption. A hospital-wide energy audit was followed by an energy master plan that addressed interior and exterior lighting; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; and computer and information technology systems. Use of new and innovative technologies has led to annual savings of:
- over 1.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity
- 97,000 gallons of fuel oil
- $440,000 per year in energy costs, including a 48% return on investment
“Central Vermont Medical Center has reduced energy consumption by 26%, which is unprecedented for a Vermont hospital,” said Richard Morley, CVMC Vice President of Support Services. “We have focused attention on nearly every energy-using system across our campus, prioritizing and implementing improvement opportunities in a structured and aggressive manner.”
The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve. Our partners are: The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, The University of Vermont Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital. For more information, visit UVMHealth.org/CVMC.