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Langlade Hospital Energy Design Paying Off

June 12, 2012

The energy-efficient design of the new Langlade Hospital has already begun to pay dividends.

Representatives of Wisconsin Public Service and Focus on Energy visited the facility days after its opening, presenting a check for $102,000 for technologies included in the construction of the new hospital.

Courtney Wojcik, energy advisor for Focus on Energy, and Fred K. Westphal, account executive with Wisconsin Public Service, presented the check to Administrator Dave Schneider, Ruth Risley-Gray, director of nursing, and Tom Boers, environmental services manager.

When the hospital was in the design and construction phases, Schneider stressed that it would incorporate the latest technologies and be a truly “green” environmentally-friendly structure.

Those technologies include improved wall and roof insulation, energy-efficient windows, a high efficiency chiller, condensing boiler and variable speed kitchen exhaust.

The hospital also includes energy recovery ventilation, reduced heating hot water temperature, demand control ventilation, a dedicated heat recovery chiller, daylighting controls and reduced lighting power density. The presentation was made in the hospital’s soaring new lobby following a tour of the facility.

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