Partners Healthcare Realizes Significant Savings Via Energy Alarms

Partners Healthcare Systems, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Center, Boston, MA

As of 2014, more than 400 validated corrections to the energy operations have been reported, realizing $600,000 in savings for Partners Healthcare Systems.

Millions of buildings fail to operate at maximum efficiency due to human error, simultaneous heating and cooling cycles or an overworked operations schedule. Partners Healthcare Systems recognized these shortfalls and teamed with CannonDesign to introduce an energy alarm system, ensuring the Yawkey Center achieved its high-performance potential.

Five years after its implementation, the energy alarm plan is realizing the following benefits:

  • An average cost savings of $2.77 utilities cost per sf across the Partners Healthcare facility portfolio
  • The introduction of an occupancy alarm can create $19,200 in annual savings while the introduction of either an air-flow alarm or heating-coil alarm yields $2,600 and $175 in savings, respectively.

Services Provided: Commissioning | Facility Optimization Solutions

Performance Metrics

An average cost savings of $2.77 utilities cost per sf across the Partners Healthcare facility portfolio.

The introduction of an occupancy alarm can create $19,200 in annual savings while the introduction of either an air-flow alarm or heating-coil alarm yields $2,600 and $175 in savings, respectively.

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