Gifford Medical Center Earns Energy Star Certification

  September 4, 2015

Gifford Medical Center became one of the first hospitals in Vermont to achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for their main medical campus in Randolph.

The EPA ranking only covers the main medical campus in Randolph, but all renovations and improvements at Gifford have kept energy efficiency in mind since the 1980s. The recent renovation included two major improvements.

An energy efficient 90-ton chiller replaced an old and aging 50-ton chiller and structures were put into place for three new chillers to accommodate future upgrades to the hospital. The hospital also installed an energy recovery unit to capture returned air and recondition it for reuse. 

Other upgrades throughout Gifford include low-occupancy settings for heat and electricity, an improved kitchen ventilation system and the installation of LED lighting throughout the hospital.

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