St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center | Saginaw, Michigan
St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center is a 268-bed, 476,876 square foot facility in Saginaw, Michigan. Due to poor infrastructure design and construction, and high operating costs, the Hospital engaged American Energy Assets to improve efficiency and reduce the Hospital’s overall energy consumption.
AEA implemented its On-Track Program on December 1, 2008 to diagnose and correct inefficiencies within the facility. During several initial site visits, AEA identified the following opportunities for improvement:
The On-Track program uses a combination of data collection, trending and analysis to target issues within the buildings energy-consuming systems, along with on-site engineering surveys to determine physical operating conditions of the systems.
Through the first two years of the program, AEA and SMOM have made the following modifications:
Through the first year of this program, AEA and SMOM have generated about $200,000 in energy cost savings, without any major capital expenditures. As you can see in the diagram to the left, their energy usage index decreased from about 330 to 300 kBTU/SF. On top of all of this, the facilities Energy Star profile also improved from a baseline rating of 25 to a current rating of 31.