• Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System

  • Pepco Energy Services was selected to implement a comprehensive energy savings performance contract for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System in Mattoon, Ill.

    Pepco Energy Services installed more than $3 million in energy conservation measures and infrastructure for 12 buildings, including a hospital, medical centers, office buildings and clinics. The project included exterior LED lighting retrofits, building automation system upgrades, water conservation measures, steam system improvements, ventilation system retrofits and building envelope sealing.

    In addition to saving energy, these upgrades dramatically enhanced the lighting surrounding the buildings, while improving the patient and work environment through improved air distribution control and reduced infiltration. The new and improved energy infrastructure is guaranteed by Pepco Energy Services to reduce energy consumption by more than 22 percent, saving the health center more than $334,000 annually. Overall this project reduced the annual carbon footprint for Sarah Bush Lincoln by 4.4 million pounds, which is equivalent to the carbon reduction capability of 1,656 acres of trees.

    Construction began in mid-2013 and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.