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Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — February 22 - March 14, 2013 — 27A


Anticipating savings of $116,000 per year at Hackensack University Medical Center utiliVisor to provide central boiler plant monitoring under PSE&G Carbon Abatement Program


ACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack Uni- versity Medical Cen-

payback will be achieved in less than one year, with sav- ings continuing to accrue well into the future.” The central boiler plant monitoring is the second en- ergy efficiency project utili- Visor has performed at Hack- ensackUMC. In 2010, the company was awarded a con- tract to provide a customized web-based monitoring system and operations center energy data analysis for the hospi- tal’s chilled water generation plant. During the first year of the project, utiliVisor docu- mented more than $475,000 of energy savings by analyzing the performance of the chilled water plant in real time and making operations recommen- dations to the hospital’s plant staff. The company continues to work with the hospital staff to fine tune the chilled water plant operations and energy savings for the second year of the project are anticipated to meet or exceed the first year’s savings. n

ter (HackensackUMC) has awarded a contract to utili- Visor for energy monitoring and optimization services for the hospital’s central boiler plant. The project is being per- formed under a carbon abate- ment program offered by PSE&G in New Jersey. The PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program is a $129 million initiative that will fund instal- lation of energy conservation measures at some 35 hospitals in the utility’s service terri- tory. Through the program, PSE&G provides an invest- ment-grade audit at no cost to the customer, then proposes various cost effective energy conservation measures that make a substantial impact on the hospital’s energy ef- ficiency and meet other pro- gram criteria, such as having a simple payback of less than 15 years. Scranton, PA — The Northeast Pennsylvania Cen- ter for Independent Living (NEPA-CIL) earned an En- ergy Star rating from the US Dept. of EPA. The 18,000 s/f building operated as a photo processing / retail facility prior to its complete green renovation for the NEPA- CIL. In addition, the NEPA- CIL’s mission is to empower persons with disabilities and therefore the building had to exceed all the requirements of the ADA.  Prestwood Photo Studios located on Sanderson Ave. in Scranton rise to land mark status because so many peo- ple patronized the business over the years. The NEPA Center of Independent Liv- ing purchased the building after DeScipio completed a feasibility study showing that the existing building and site can meet the needs of the

Under its contract, utili- Visor will install a web-based energy monitoring system for the central boiler plant at HackensackUMC. The sys- tem will feed “real time” data on the plant’s operations via the internet to the company’s operations center, where ex-

ongoing basis. “We anticipate that moni- toring the boilers at Hacken- sackUMC will cut overall gas usage by 10%, resulting in an annual savings of $116,000 per year,” said Peter An- gerame , utiliVisor’s director of sales. “The total project

perienced energy engineers will perform energy analyses and recommend the most ef- ficient operating strategy at all load conditions. The data analyses will verify the energy consumption for the central plant, enabling the equipment to be fully optimized on an

DeScipio & Associates announce the Northeast PA Center for Independent Living earns Energy Star

The Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living before

The Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living after

organization. The result is a state of the art technically advanced building, sensitive to the environment, aestheti- cally pleasing and completely ADA accessible. Recycle and Reuse Rather than constructing a new building, the NEPA-

CIL project utilizes existing resources within the existing infrastructure of the city of Scranton. What is greener than recycling an existing building? After hazardous asbestos ma- terials were mitigated many of the materials removed from the building were recycled. Materi-

als such as: steel, copper, stain- less steel, wood framing, rigid roofing insulation and rubber roofing were either recycled or reused. To reduce the carbon footprint of the building, ma- terials and systems designed and specified followed profes- sional standards in energy

and environmental design. The super tight building enclosure coupled with the state of the art HVAC and lighting systems will greatly reduce the monthly utility bills while at the same time create better indoor air, light and thermal comfort for the occupants. n

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