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Virginia Mental Health Hospital Improves Patient Comfort, Receives Award for Energy-Saving Renovations
Date:11/13/2008

at all state agencies and institutions reduce energy consumption and use performance contracting to complete these energy conservation projects. Performance contracting is a tool that allows organizations to upgrade existing buildings without up-front capital budget. Instead, the organization uses projected energy savings to pay for the project over a number of years.

The Catawba improvements will be significantly funded through a performance contracting project with Trane. The $2.7 million system is anticipated to pay for itself in 15 years through the savings in energy and maintenance. Those savings are projected to rise to more than $4.4 million over the system's predicted lifespan.

The project employs a number of solutions to make the hospital's 21 buildings more energy efficient, reducing Catawba's energy use and operating costs. A new control system helps building operators maintain ideal environmental conditions inside the hospital, which saves energy and prolongs the life of the building's comfort systems. The team also replaced the hospital's chilled water plant with a new energy-efficient plant, installed new energy-efficient lighting, and repaired leaky steam lines and replaced those lacking insulation to maximize effectiveness of the heating system.

"We look forward to working with Trane on future energy projects that will further improve the operational efficiency of this state facility's campus," Law said. "Our goal is for organizations around the country to discuss our success story as a small hospital where vision and implementation came together to produce measurable results and improved performance in the eyes of patients and staff."

About Catawba

Part of the Commonwealth of Virginia public mental health system, Catawba Hospital specializes in serving adults including geriatric individuals who are in need of mental health care. The hospital offers both short-term "acute care" units and dedicated geriatric units.
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