CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center Drastically Improves its Carbon Footprint Over the Past Year

Over the past year, CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center has increased its carbon footprint reduction by 400% according to the EPA Environmental Assessment Report for the recent Green MOU update.

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CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center

Bayonne, NJ (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center has taken significant steps in promoting recycling, increasing energy efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint in the past year. The total MTCO2e reduction under the Green MOU is now at 1,375 tons and over $184,000 in savings which is equivalent to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from burning 154,103 gallons of gasoline.

Working with the PSE&G Carbon Abatement Hospital Energy Efficiency Program, an audit was conducted by PSE&G which identified numerous opportunities for reducing CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center's carbon output. The most significant of these, replacement of a 600HP Babcock & Wilcox boiler, has been completed as of October 12, 2012. Additionally, an agreement has been signed with PSE&G to move forward with the energy reduction projects listed below:

  • Retrofit of lighting fixtures throughout the facility, replacing fluorescent with LED lights, with potential savings of 375,227 kWH.
  • Installation of Premium Efficiency Motors, with electricity savings of 43,783 kWh.
  • Installation of Premium Efficiency motors with VFD's on Municipal Water Booster Pumps,     estimated energy savings of 65,167 kWh.
  • Insulation of Steam and Hot Water piping, with potential savings of 1,320 therms.

These projects are anticipated to be completed by the Spring of 2014. CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center looks forward to continuously improving its carbon footprint in order to protect and preserve our precious environment.

ABOUT CAREPOINT HEALTH:
CarePoint Health is bringing quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals — Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center — CarePoint Health is a new approach to delivering healthcare that puts the patient front and center. With a focus on preventive medicine, disease management and healthcare education, CarePoint Health provides patients with 360 degrees of coordinated care, delivered by the area’s best and most dedicated doctors, nurses, hospitals and medical staff.


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