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Richard Morley, VP, UVM Health Network-CVMC, Awarded Champlain College’s 2015 Distinguished Citizen for Energy Savings Initiatives

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Release Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015

Champlain College President, Donald J. Laackman; Richard Morley and his wife Patty

Champlain College President, Donald J. Laackman; UVM Health Network - CVMC Vice President Richard Morley and his wife Patty

Berlin, VT – On Friday, August 28, 2015, University of Vermont Health Network-Central Vermont Medical Center’s Vice President of Support Services, Richard Morley, was honored at the Champlain College 2015 Opening Convocation as the 54th Annual Distinguished Citizen, which honors community leaders in Vermont. Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman and the Board of Trustees presented the award to Richard, a 1974 Champlain College graduate.

Richard has been a part of the senior leadership team since he joined UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center in 2000, and is responsible for all of the non-clinical departments, all building renovations and development, emergency management and property management including 23 off-site medical practice buildings and the 153-bed Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing. It has been under his leadership that UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center was named the 2014 Vermont State Champion for energy efficiency by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership. In addition, the hospital just won the 2015 Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for the hospital-wide energy savings initiative.

“The journey started in July of 2010, and has probably been the most rewarding work that I have done in all of my years of working,” said Richard. “We have reduced energy consumption here at CVMC by over 24%, which is unprecedented for a Vermont hospital. We have focused attention on nearly every energy-using system across our campus, prioritizing and implementing improvement opportunities in a structured and aggressive manner. As of our July 2015 electric bill, we have saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. To put that in perspective, an average home uses 7,200 kWh per year, so that is equivalent to 277 homes in Vermont being turned off permanently. We are extremely proud of that.”

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 Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital

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