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5 minutes with Skip Milton, Assistant Director of Facility Operations at Texas Children's Hospital
Skip Milton, Assistant Director of Facility Operations at Texas Children's Hospital discusses his department's successful efforts to enhance energy-efficiency.
Assistant Director of Facility Operations,
Texas Children's Hospital
What energy efficiency challenges has the facility expansion created?
Making changes to controllers in a fully operating hospital. Maintaining the environment in the CVOR's.
Would you briefly describe the steps your department has taken to reduce energy use by chilled-water and steam systems?
We implemented automatic control of primary CHW Delta-T and implemented hot water reset based on OA temp.
How much has the hospital saved by optimizing the operation of these systems?
Savings for 2011 were approximately $1.6 Million.
Describe how your department partnered with other hospital departments to enhance energy efficiency?
I served on the ASHE Energy Conservation Task Force and we are members of the DOE's Commercial Energy Alliance.
Moving forward, what is the next energy-efficient project your department is planning?
Retro commissioning our Clinical Care Center, which has three Energy Star awards.