An eldercare facility in New York received energy efficient lighting upgrades as part of a medical center’s efforts to reduce electricity usage and costs. According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMC) estimated it could cut electricity costs by $680,000 annually as part of the energy efficient upgrades. The center will also save more than 5 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to power more than 720 homes for a year.
Part of the project includes eldercare lighting upgrades at ECMC’s Terrace View Long-term Care Facility. The facility will replace traditional light bulbs with energy efficient lighting systems, NYSERDA said.
“These projects demonstrate that the energy efficiency programs available through NYSERDA allow hospitals to put more money into patient care as they reduce their energy costs,” said Francis Murray Jr., president and CEO of NYSERDA. “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the state’s support for the Erie County Medical Center Corporation projects is part of a larger effort to improve the efficiency and profitability of this critical economic sector in New York State.”
Connecticut nursing home installs lighting upgrades
Another eldercare facility in the Northeast is making energy efficient lighting upgrades. Duncaster, a retirement community in Bloomfield, Connecticut, upgraded their lighting fixtures in an effort to become more energy efficient. Lights throughout the community were retrofitted to help in the overall effort to reduce energy consumption and costs.
According to the Hartford Business Journal, the company’s facilities became more environmentally responsible after the lighting upgrades that helped the community save more than $280,000 per year.
There are many things to consider when an eldercare facility or retirement community is thinking about making energy efficient lighting upgrades. If a medical center is thinking of installing facility lighting, they should contact a Lumenistics Lighting Specialist for more information on the types of options available.