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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital saves $170,000 a year by reducing energy use
Hinsdale – Thanks to a recently completed energy-efficiency project done in partnership with ComEd, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital expects to save nearly $170,000 a year in its energy costs.

With support from ComEd’s “Smart Ideas for Your Business” program, AHH updated the hospital’s lighting and water systems and installed new demand-controlled ventilation to kitchen exhaust fans. Energy-saving electric chillers were also installed in the 116,000-square-foot AHH patient pavilion, which opened in April 2012.

These upgrades are expected to generate about 1.7 million kilowatt hours of energy savings each year for AHH. This equals the average electricity consumed by nearly 180 homes a year.

“Reducing energy by participating in this program is just one example of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s commitment to being ‘green,’” said Rey Tuazon, utilities manager at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “We believe it’s our duty to reduce our impact on the environment whenever possible.”

Because of the changes, AHH’s energy use will be at the same level as before its modernization project. The hospital expects to see a complete return on its investment in less than four years.

ComEd's “Smart Ideas for Your Business” program offers cash incentives, technical services and whole-building solutions to help businesses with energy efficiency.

The “Smart Ideas for Your Business” program has supported more than 10,000 projects with about $65 million in incentives. More than 500 Smart Ideas Opportunity Assessments have been provided to help business customers find energy-saving opportunities.

“ComEd offers a variety of energy-efficiency programs and resources that help business customers save energy and money,” said Val Jensen, senior vice president, Customer Operations, ComEd. “We understand the unique needs of our customers, and we work closely with them to develop and deliver customized solutions that minimize their capital needs and maximize their savings.”

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, christopher.lafortune@ahss.org; 630-856-2354.



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