NYU Langone Medical Center received top honors as a water category finalist after participating in this year's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. The program encouraged organizations to cut energy and water waste through developing, instituting, and tracking energy and water-saving actions through the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, the EPA's online measurement and tracking tool.
The NYU Langone Medical Center was recognized for reducing their total water weight by 10.3kGal/Sq.Ft. in their Hospital for Joint Disease building in the water and hospital category. The initiative, which involved engaging staff in identifying and fixing water leaks, reducing steam usage, using less fresh water to quench steam condensate, and optimizing the cooling tower function resulted in a 9% water savings and an estimated $32,500 in cost savings.
Over 200 organizations across the county entered over 800 buildings to compete in the three-month competition, running from September 1st - November 30, 2016. These organizations spent 90 days slimming their energy and water "wastelines" through the development and implementation of various initiatives.
During the three-month long competition, the NYU Langone Medical Center's energy management team sought assistance from their staff in finding and fixing water leaks. In addition to their regularly scheduled preventative maintenance program that consistently examines systems and addresses leaks, the team tracked water data to note spikes in water usage. The staff also served as a key partner in discovering an open bypass and by closing it, the NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases was able to drastically reduce usage in 2016.
Since 2008, NYU Langone Medical Center, which consists of two different facilities, has relied on Gotham 360 to assist in managing an energy spend exceeding over $40M across all energy types through the management of day-to-day transactions and overall energy procurement. As an energy partner, Gotham 360 has assisted NYU Langone Medical Center in developing initiatives that have assisted the hospital in improving healthcare engineering and management, reducing waste and consumption, and improving the hospital's sustainability.
For more information about the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Bootcamp, visit energystar.gov.