Alvarado Hospital Makes a Big Impact in Patient Care While Treading Lightly on the Environment

Alvarado Hospital, a forerunner in healthcare innovation, will save more than 7 million kilowatt hours of energy over the next five years by teaming with Linc Lighting & Electrical. Linc, a leading energy and electrical service company based in Southern California, will implement an energy systems improvement project that will greatly reduce Alvarado Hospital’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment. The project is being financed through a major utility company and will pay for itself in energy savings within nine months.

“Our dedication to a healthy community starts with taking excellent care of our patients and now extends to taking excellent care of the environment we all share,” said Alvarado Hospital COO Darlene Wetton. “As part of our commitment to ‘go green,’ it doesn’t get much better than this. Linc has provided an outstanding solution that makes sense, and we are very excited to work with them on this project. We are also excited about the creative financing provided by our utility company.”

Linc conducted a comprehensive audit of the lighting and electrical system, provided recommended solutions, and then worked closely with the utility company to negotiate a special one-time rebate and attractive financing options. Alvarado Hospital will use the energy savings from the improvements to pay for the project, which will be completed by February 2010.

“This solution gives Alvarado Hospital a way to reduce its environmental impact — while substantially lowering operating costs,” said Darin Anderson, president of Linc Lighting & Electrical. “In fact, the utility company financing will be paid off in nine months through the utility bill savings. We focus on programs that save precious natural resources, while reducing customers’ operating and maintenance expenses.”

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