EMMC Wins EPA Energy Award

11/04/2010

Bangor, ME — Eastern Maine Medical Center’s energy innovations have earned the hospital an Energy Star Combined Heat and Power award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. EMMC is one of just four institutions in the United States to be recognized by the EPA for energy innovations that have cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

In October of 2006, EMMC became a pioneer in self-generated utilities as its own co-generation facility went online. Just four years after its inception. Thanks to even better than expected efficiency, the project has paid for itself more than one full year ahead of schedule.

Today, EMMC generates more than 98 percent of the total electricity used on the EMMC State Street campus, saving the hospital approximately $1.3 million per year. It is estimated that the hospital has also reduced its carbon footprint by up to eleven percent with the lowered fuel usage equaling a 10,000 ton reduction of CO2 emissions per year.