Wright-Patterson Medical Center earns ENERGY STAR certification

The Wright-Patterson Medical Center has earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 2019. (File photo)

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The Wright-Patterson Medical Center has earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 2019. (File photo)

The Wright-Patterson Medical Center has earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 2019. Through diligent work and an examination of the facility’s systems, Eric Andrews, deputy facility manager at WPMC, and his team achieved this honor.

This recognition is awarded to buildings that outperform 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. This is the first year that WPMC has earned the ENERGY STAR.

The ENERGY STAR is the only energy-efficiency certification based on actual, verified energy performance. Studies have shown that ENERGY STAR-certified buildings have lower operating costs and contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions to the environment.

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The ENERGY STAR blue label represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. Major HVAC and electrical systems components were upgraded throughout the medical center, including the full automation of the cooling and heating functions as well as the installation of energy-efficient lighting systems and occupancy sensor switches to reduce energy consumption.

By turning off the lights in empty rooms, reporting energy waste to the facility manager and participating in the base’s “Throttle Back” program everyone who works in the 88th Medical Group is part of the sustainability story.

Learn more at www. energystar.gov.

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