Minnesota Hospital Saves Energy And Money
Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services received a check for over $11,000 for energy efficiency improvements. Elbow Lake Municipal Electric worked with the hospital during its pre-construction phase to discuss opportunities to upgrade to more efficient equipment. The hospital added a combination of LED lighting, ENERGY STAR-rated kitchen equipment, and variable-frequency drives (VFDs) on heating and cooling equipment. The hospital will save about 140,000 kilowatt hours each year, which is the equivalent of powering 15 homes.