“This achievement is among many that we have received that helps demonstrate our mission for environmental stewardship and also in our efforts to lower our energy costs,” said Roland Vance, Environmental and Safety Manager at St. Joseph Hospital.
While there are lots of low hanging fruit (low/no cost and O&M activities) out there, the most significant opportunities to reduce energy usage require retrofits and upgrades in order to capture the benefit. Capital investment decisions need to be made by business stakeholders before projects can get off the ground.
The Right Light—effective, energy-efficient lighting—can save 20 to 30 percent on a customer’s electric bills. Maintenance costs are lower, because energy-efficient lighting lasts longer than traditional lighting.