PERTH AMBOY—Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, has received a $3.1 million award from the Public Service Electric and Gas Company to implement energy efficiency improvements at its Perth Amboy location.
“PSE&G is delighted that our new Hospital Efficiency Program will allow Raritan Bay Medical Center to upgrade their facilities to add needed energy efficiencies,” said Al Matos, PSE&G’s vice president for renewables and energy solutions.
“The program, an investment approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities this summer, was created to stimulate New Jersey’s ailing economy, reduce carbon emissions and create jobs. It is aimed at hospitals in PSE&G’s service territory that lack capital for energy efficient infrastructure development and find it difficult to make the upfront costs for needed improvements. This project is a perfect example of how being green and doing the right thing can make good business sense.”
The hospital will install a variety of upgraded measures and technologies to energy consuming equipment and systems, including new cooling towers, boiler burners, windows and a new roof for one of the hospital’s wings, as well as chiller optimization, installing efficiency motors, lighting improvements and creating a centralized building management system. The installations will be done by the Birdsall Services Group and will be completed during 2010.
“PSE&G’s award is greatly appreciated and in this time of increased environmental awareness enables us to reduce our energy use now and subsequently save on energy expenses, estimated at more than $1 million over the next three years,” said Raritan Bay Medical Center President and CEO Michael R. D’Agnes. “Those savings can then be applied to other areas of the hospital, benefiting those most important to us; our patients and their families.”
As part of the program, DBL Associates, Consulting Engineers, P.C. through PSE&G, provided the hospital with an investment grade facility audit of its energy consumption at no cost to identify areas needing efficiency upgrades.