Energy Dept Recognizes Gundersen Health for Energy Efficiency Leadership
Today, DOE recognized Better Buildings Alliance partner Gundersen Health System at their Sparta Clinic in Wisconsin for impressive portfolio-wide energy efficiency advances. As part of its Envision Sustainability Program, Gundersen is pursuing energy efficiency through low-energy design standards coupled with renewable energy. Since 2008, Gundersen has saved more than $11 million through energy efficiency upgrades and Gundersen’s Sparta Clinic uses over 50% less energy than the average clinic.
Sparta Clinic was built with sustainable design features aimed at achieving its energy usage goal of 35 kBtu per square foot. After being open just over a year, the clinic surpassed its energy savings goal by 9% which resulted in an annual energy savings of more than $68,500. In May 2017, the clinic was certified LEED Gold for Building Design + Construction.
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