NYSERDA launches Energy $mart for healthcare
Luthin Assocs. and CUNY selected to provide guidance for the healthcare sector.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced a new initiative to assist the healthcare industry reduce energy
costs and improve the environment while enhancing the treatment of patients.
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities often use energy intensive equipment
and processes to deliver patient care. The New York Energy $mart Focus on
Healthcare will assist healthcare facilities in identifying cost-effective
investments in energy efficiency that will improve overall energy performance.
Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA said, "The healthcare
industry is under constant pressure to control costs without impacting patient
care. The Focus on Healthcare initiative will assist healthcare facilities
access NYSERDA funding opportunities that realize energy cost savings and
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the leadership of Governor David A.
Paterson, New York continues to position itself as a leader in the clean-energy
economy. Investments in energy efficiency will create jobs, rebuild our
economy, and fulfill the â15 by 15' goal of reducing electric consumption 15
percent by 2015."
Luthin Assocs., an energy consulting company, was competitively selected to
assist NYSERDA in developing programmatic education and outreach efforts for
the healthcare industry. Assisted by the City University of New York (CUNY)
through their Center for Sustainable Energy, Luthin Assocs. will help
healthcare facilities make informed energy decisions about the benefits of
investing in energy efficiency, as well as the financial assistance the
facilities could be eligible to receive through one of NYSERDA's incentive
NYSERDA services including energy studies, sustainability planning, and
financial incentives through the New York Energy $mart program can assist
healthcare facilities in making informed energy efficiency decisions and
implement effective energy-saving strategies.
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