Siemens to Provide Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Manchester Memorial Hospital

  Siemens to Provide Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Manchester Memorial
  Hospital

Business Wire

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- October 18, 2012

Under a comprehensive $4.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC)
with Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), the Building Technologies
division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens) announced that Manchester
Memorial Hospital should save nearly $500,000 a year in utility consumption.
Manchester Memorial Hospital should receive one-time electric utility rebates
totaling $592,451 and, in addition, is also awaiting gas incentives on the
project that are being reviewed by the utility company.

An affiliate of ECHN, Manchester Memorial Hospital, in Manchester, Conn., is a
249-bed acute care facility offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient
medical and surgical services to communities east of Hartford, Conn.

“We have been consistently diligent in our efforts to find ways to reduce our
costs; going green not only saves dollars, but also saves the environment,”
said Peter J. Karl, president and CEO of ECHN. “With our strategic partner,
Siemens, we are achieving this goal, creating a healthier, more
environmentally friendly and cost-efficient facility that will better serve
our patients and staff for decades to come.”

At the heart of the project, slated for completion by June 2013, is the
replacement of aging oil-fired boilers with four new, extremely efficient,
high-pressure low-emission dual-fuel boilers that will be primarily fired by
natural gas. Siemens is managing all aspects of the project and will remove
the old boilers and bring the new units online with minimal disruption to
hospital operations. The new boilers are expected to save energy, improve
reliability and significantly reduce maintenance and repair costs, which will
help reduce the hospital’s fuel expenses up to 35 percent.

For the past five years, Siemens has worked with ECHN and Manchester Memorial
to implement this comprehensive plan to save energy, which also includes the
upgrade and retrofit of building lighting systems, water conservation
measures, a new upgraded energy management system, and new high-efficiency
chillers.

The positive effects of the energy efficiency improvements will be pervasive
and long-lasting, not only reducing energy and water consumption
significantly, but also reducing operations and maintenance costs by
approximately $28,500 annually. Environmental benefits will also accrue as the
program will help to reduce the hospital’s yearly carbon footprint by
5,308,357 pounds of CO2, the equivalent of planting 16 acres of trees or
taking 441 cars off the road.

About Siemens

Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees
worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their
infrastructures. Its offerings include complete traffic and transportation
systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply, environmentally
compatible building technologies, modernization of theway poweris
transmitted and distributed, and smart consumption of electricity. The sector
is comprised of the Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium
Voltage, Smart Grid and Building Technologies divisions, as well as Osram
Sylvania. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities

Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world’s market leader for safe
and energy efficient buildings (“green buildings”) and infrastructures. As a
service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies
has offerings for building automation, heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and security. For more information, visit
http://www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies

About ECHN

Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) is a not-for-profit health care
system serving 19 towns in eastern Connecticut. Its network of affiliates
includes Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital, Woodlake at
Tolland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Eastern Connecticut Medical
Professionals, Women’s Center for Wellness, Visiting Nurse & Health Services
of CT, Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute, and more. Visit our website at
www.echn.org for more detailed information about the health system.

Contact:

Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Rosemary Martocchio, 860-647-6424
rmartocchio@echn.org
or
Siemens
Elizabeth Cho, 770-751-2211
elizabeth.cho@siemens.com
 
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