Massachusetts’ Sudbury Pines Extended Care cut its energy use by more than 25% after entering a partnership with Eversource, the New England energy provider said.
The family-owned, 92-bed facility also is believed to have saved $18,000 in yearly energy costs.
“Our team shared energy expertise and helped identify several projects and programs that would effectively reduce their impact on the environment and save them money,” said Eversource Vice President of Energy Efficiency Tilak Subrahmanian.
The energy efficiency work included a comprehensive lighting upgrade including ceiling sensors and photocells, the installation of low-flow faucets and aerators and refrigeration upgrades. Eversource also helped Sudbury Pines install Wi-Fi thermostats, allowing the facility to participate in a program that offers incentives for allowing the energy company to adjust thermostats during peak energy periods.
Sudbury Pines Extended Care plans to invest its energy savings into additional energy efficiency projects, including insulation, heat recovery ventilation systems, and new heating and cooling systems.
Eversource is a leading energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmitting and delivering electricity, natural gas and water to 1.8 million customers throughout Massachusetts.