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June 5th, 2013

EH&E Energy Project Receives IFMA Boston Award of Excellence 2013

Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, a member of Steward Health Care Recognized for Best Practice in Sustainability

Needham, Mass. – June 5, 2013 – EH&E’s Energy Optimization project at Good Samaritan Medical Center, a hospital in the Steward Health Care Network, has received top honors in the Best Practice Sustainable Building Operations by a Building Owner category at the International Facilities Management Association’s (IFMA) Boston Awards of Excellence ceremony.  The award was presented to Steward Health Care on behalf of Good Samaritan based on “the team whose facility management program, project, system, innovation, or idea has had a substantial, positive effect on the success of their organization”.

The project goal was to reduce energy consumption by a minimum of 10% without installing expensive capital equipment. The program achieves energy savings through a careful analysis of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and hospital operations, and then optimizing the use and performance of the existing HVAC equipment and implementing low-cost improvements. It involved close collaboration between EH&E team members and Good Samaritan’s operations staff, and achieved a final savings of over 14% for the year.

“Hospitals represent one of the greatest users of energy in this country, and are also under intense pressure to reduce costs,” says John McCarthy, President and co-founder of EH&E, a Needham, Mass.-based environmental services consulting firm. “Steward Health Care understands the importance of finding innovative ways to reduce costs without affecting patient services, and this represents a significant step in that direction. We’re proud to be a partner in a project that simultaneously strengthens our healthcare system and our environment.”

This initial success is being applied to the 10 additional hospitals in the Steward System and is expected to lower energy costs by over 2 million dollars annually.

EH&E was selected as a partner in this effort based on their demonstrated expertise in the optimization of building systems and in-depth knowledge of hospital operations.

For more information, contact EH&E directly on the web at: http://www.eheinc.com or by phone at: 1-800-825-5343.

About EH&E

EH&E (http://www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 25 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients.

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