Success Stories - Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Overview of Case Study

Everyone knows that turning off the lights in an unoccupied room saves energy, but generating serious energy savings requires a deep knowledge of how the energy
business itself works, and then applying that knowledge to a facility’s energy program.

“I think the number one challenge is to understand energy,” says Keith Long, director of engineering for Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a system of nine hospitals and more than 100 clinics in New Mexico. “Really understanding the billing and consumption issues, and all of the add-on charges, is important. It’s also valuable to know what’s going on in the energy industry itself. For example, here in New Mexico we’re taking a lot of coal burning plants offline and going to natural gas, so our Performance Team is wondering what that will do to natural gas prices.”

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