The State of Ohio’s Office of Energy Efficiency has awarded its 2006 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy to Humility of Mary Health Partners, St. Elizabeth Health Center and Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
The three were awarded based on a joint effort that dramatically cut energy use at the facility and helped the hospital save approximately $5 million in avoided utility and operational costs from 2002 to 2005.
The State of Ohio, through the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE), develops and administers programs that promote the natural linkage between energy, economics and the environment. The OEE established the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy to support the Ohio Energy Strategy which called for a competitive awards program to recognize achievements in this area by individuals, companies and other organizations.
So far, facility improvements have generated some 14,700,000 kilowatt hours of electricity savings.
According to Siemens, over the four-year period of the contract this has reduced emissions of typical greenhouse gases (CO2, NOX and SO2) by more than 31 million pounds.
For more information on Siemens Building Technologies, visit: www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies