Mercy Health – Willard Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial facility performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
"Mercy Health – Willard Hospital is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Lynn Detterman, Toledo rural market president & CEO. "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.”
Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights Mercy Health – Willard Hospital’s status within the top 25 percent of [petroleum refineries or wet corn milling, auto manufacturing, cement, container glass, flat glass, frozen fried potato, juice, or pharmaceutical plants] in the nation with regard to energy performance. Mercy Health – Willard Hospital improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its operation.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment, “said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
To earn the ENERGY STAR, Mercy Health – Willard Hospital took the following actions:
- Used building automation controls to optimize system performance
- Added schedule for areas that are not occupied 24/
- Chilled Water Set Point Reset to improve chiller performance
- Volume Control for pumps and fans
- Resetting supply air temperature based space requirement
- LED parking lot replacements
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 65 different kinds of products, 1.4 million new homes, and 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings