Deborah Heart and Lung Center today unveiled $1.89 million in energy conservation upgrades funded through PSE&G‘s Hospital Efficiency Program.
PSE&G contributes the up-front capital costs in this $79 million program; Deborah is one of 19 hospitals in the program. PSE&G provided Deborah with $1.89 million in up-front funding, and Deborah will repay about $610,000 over the next 36 months, according to the utility and Deborah, in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton.
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-Mount Laurel); Deborah CEO Joseph P. Chirichella; and Al Matos, vice president of renewables and energy solutions at PSE&G, toured the newly installed energy efficiency improvements, which include new chillers, a boiler reset, new cooling tower and new windows.
Chirichella said the partnership with PSE&G “streamlines our operating expenses and frees up more of our resources to pursue our mission of providing excellent health care.”
Matos said PSE&G has 175,000 customers in Burlington County, “and 800 of our employees are neighbors who live right here in the county. In these tough times, you can’t overstate the importance of energy-efficiency improvements that create jobs and economic development, while at the same time help our customers save energy and lower their bills.”
Joining the tour were state Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon; BPU commissioners Joseph Fiordaliso, Nicholas Asselta and Jeanne Fox; and New Jersey Hospital Association Vice President Sean Hopkins.