The energy efficiency project at Continuum Health – Beth Israel Brooklyn has been named Energy Project of the Year by the AEE New York City chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (NY-AEE).
The Energy Project of the Year honors an innovative energy management project that can be substantiated with actual installation costs and operating savings. This award was presented to Continuum Heath on June 18 at AEE’s Annual Award Gala in New York City.
“Congratulations to Continuum Health for this recognition of its impressive energy project at Beth Israel Brooklyn,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). “This project enables the hospital to better serve the community and supports Governor Cuomo’s call for increased sustainability and energy reliability at critical healthcare facilities. We are proud of our close partnership to increase the use of clean energy, reduce energy use and cut operational costs at Continuum Health facilities here and at its other locations.”
The $4.1 million investment in energy improvements at Beth Israel Brooklyn, including more than $640,000 in funding from NYSERDA, is improving the patient care experience, occupant comfort and air quality and saving the hospital $600,000 in energy costs annually. The project is also reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 150 cars driving 10,000 miles per year.