New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), based in New York City, is the nation’s largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,344 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division.
One of the largest and most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. New York-Presbyterian has participated in 20 energy efficiency projects with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) over the past 5 years, including a complete lighting retrofit of over 9,000 fixtures at the Westchester campus.
NYPH has also completed a major capital project in their central facilities plant at the Weill Cornell Medical Center campus that replaced old inefficient chillers with a new 4,400 ton two-stage electric centrifugal one. This project alone is estimated to reduce peak demand by more than 1,500 kW this summer. New York Presbyterian Hospital has also implemented many low cost/ no cost modifications such as reprogramming existing control systems to optimize energy efficiency.
By participating in the NYSERDA New York Energy $martSM Commercial/Industrial Performance Program (CIPP) and the New York Energy $martSM Peak-Load Reduction Program (PLRP), NYPH was able to obtain $1.4 million in incentives based upon kWh and kW reductions. New York Presbyterian Hospital will save an estimated $1.5 million annually as a result of these improvements.