Gita Subramony for Zondits, May 19, 2013
New Jersey is offering assistance to hospitals to lower their energy bills. PSE&G, New Jersey’s largest utility, is offering detailed energy audits at no cost and zero-percent loans to complete the upgrades. Hackensack UMC participated in the program and will save approximately $350,000 in energy costs through efficiency projects. The program is proving popular, with many other hospitals participating and a robust wait list.
PSE&G Energy-Efficiency Program Helps Hospitals Spend More on HealthcareNJ Spotlight, May 12, 2014
Imagine saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs a year, reducing significantly your carbon footprint, and averting the headache of spending limited capital dollars on equipment not part of your core mission.
That’s the case for 32 hospitals thanks to a $129 million program by Public Service Electric & Gas. It has enabled those facilities to reduce their energy bills by updating, renovating, and replacing antiquated boilers, lighting, and other equipment.
The program is probably one of the more successful efforts in the state to sharply curb energy consumption by businesses and residents — a top priority of the Energy Master Plan adopted by the Christie administration.