How a Louisiana hospital plans to save $200K annually

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Through infrastructure improvements, Jena, La.-based LaSalle General Hospital estimates it will generate $200,000 in annual savings, according to The Environmental Leader.

Here are five things to know:

1. LaSalle General Hospital is replacing water fixtures, its water-heating system, air-handling units and steam boilers.

2. In addition, the hospital will upgrade its lighting system to include occupancy centers and a night energy management system.

3. Combined, the upgrades are expected to reduce overall water and energy use to cut operational costs by about $200,000 per year over the next 15 years.

4. The hospital contracted with Siemens to make the energy upgrades which are expected to cost about $2 million. The hospital received a grant of more than $630,000 from the state of Louisiana to help finance the improvements.

5. Water and energy-saving efforts are important as hospitals struggle to battle the rising costs of both.

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