JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER
With construction underway on a major expansion project, John Muir Medical Center was seeking to incorporate green building technologies as a way to save on energy costs while becoming more environmentally responsible. Their solution was a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system from Elite Energy. By re-routing gas originally used to heat boilers for hot water to simultaneously producing electricity from in-house generators and then harnessing the waste heat from that process to provide their hot water, John Muir significantly reduced its need to purchase electricity and natural gas. The result: A significant reduction in the hospital’s ongoing energy costs and overall carbon footprint.
For this project, Elite installed four EnviroGen modules that run in unison to provide 900 kWe of electricity to the facility. The system runs in parallel to existing utilities, providing a constant source of power.
A study conducted five months after the hospital’s Elite EnviroGen system went online shows it to be operating with a 97 percent uptime. Thanks to the dependability of this system, John Muir is able to minimize their dependence on the utility grid while creating the majority of their heat and power for the entire 259-bed acute care facility on site.