Heapy was engaged to perform an Energy Audit to assess the energy performance of several hospitals in the Kettering Health Network. These hospitals include Kettering Medical Center, Southview Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center. Heapy provided recommendations for improving each facilities overall energy efficiency. The facility walk-through and utility analysis uncovered multiple areas where energy could be conserved.
The Kettering Medical Center Campus is made up of four main buildings totaling approximately 1,250,000 SF. Southview Medical Center was originally built as a satellite location of Grandview Hospital and encompasses a total floor area of 206,779 SF over a single story. The Sycamore Medical Center Campus is made up of four main building areas totaling approximately 390,000 SF.
As a first step in the energy assessment process, Heapy benchmarked the facilities against national energy datasets for Healthcare, other buildings within the network, and design targets for high performing healthcare buildings. Possible building improvements were tabulated and investigated, then sorted and summarized for Kettering Health Network. There are two categories of building improvements. Low-cost or no-cost improvements are classified as energy conservation measures (ECMs) and then there are capital improvements, which represent a more significant financial investment than ECMs.
Heapy provided Kettering Health Network with an implementation strategy with recommendations for the implementation timeline for the specified projects including Estimated Cost Savings ($/year), Estimated Investment Cost ($) and Estimated Payback (years).
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