Hackensack University Medical Center

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Challenge Commitment
2.57Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity2%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is a 775 bed non-for-profit teaching hospital that serves as the flagship of Hackensack University Health Network. Energy and sustainability are embedded in the decision making process across the HUMC campus.  The energy committee is chaired by the Director of Plant Operations and the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center.

HUMC has developed a series of tools and processes in its operations to help measure progress on energy and water use. These tools help identify areas of great opportunity for energy efficiency improvement and upgrades.  One such tool is a Building Automation System (BAS) upgrade that is being implementing at one of the higher energy use Medical Office Buildings. This BAS has a target goal of reducing energy usage on site by 20% for this building alone.

In addition to this planned upgrade, HUMC is an active participant in PSE&G’s Carbon Abatement Program, which has provided the opportunity and finances to upgrade lighting systems throughout the hospital, upgrade the efficiency of the central plant through mechanical upgrades, and replace outdated chillers with more energy efficient models. Through continued participation in this program, we will pursue additional upgrades and retrofits to bring us to our campus-wide 20% reduction goal.