Ministry Health Care’s Howard Young Medical Center energy reduction efforts recognized
Ministry Health Care’s Howard Young Medical Center was recently recognized by Focus on Energy with a check for over $23,000 in incentives toward the cost of improving efficiencies throughout the building.
Over the past several years, Howard Young Medical Center’s (HYMC) facilities engineering department staff have worked to increase the efficiency of building operations and reduce energy and utility costs. Their work has been accomplished in cooperation with representatives and support from Focus on Energy. According to Tony Nedbal, Director of HYMC Facilities Engineering, “Our team has been able to reduce our energy consumption by 21 percent over the past three years. Our most recent project is expected to reduce energy and save the organization $23,000 in the coming year.”
“Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects,” said Bobbi Rongstad, Energy Advisor, Focus on Energy. “Focus information, resources, and financial incentives – like those provided to HYMC – help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. We help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment, and control the state’s growing demand for electricity and natural gas,” Rongstad continued.
According to Nedbal, “The HYMC facilities team will continue to pursue energy efficiency improvements through additional lighting upgrades, better controls for heating and cooling, more efficient sterilization methods, reduced steam pressure, and managing peak demand.”
For more information on Focus on Energy resources, call 800-762-7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.