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March 19, 2009

St. Nicholas Hospital Receives the EnvironLITE Achievement Award

Sheboygan, Wis. --St. Nicholas Hospital has been awarded the EnvironLITE Achievement Award from STAY-LITE LIGHTING.

St. Nicholas Hospital recently replaced 160 exterior parking light fixtures from 250 watt high pressure sodium to 200 watt pulse start metal halide technology. This award recognizes the investment and commitment the Hospital has put in reducing energy consumption by installing energy efficient lighting systems.

The advantages to the new light bulbs are:

  • Brighter/whiter lighting
  • Better energy efficiency
  • Faster response (start) time
  • Metal Halide lamps are not affected by severe ambient weather conditions

In addition to annul energy cost savings of $3,434, the Hospital received $1,794 from Focus on Energy to help supplement the upfront cost of the energy savings project.

"The Hospital has done several energy cost savings projects and we are continually looking at ways to lower cost and save on energy by going green," said Randy VanEss, Coordinator, Plant Services.

The Hospital is looking at a process called "group relamping". Provided that lamps last the guaranteed two year minimum, the Hospital would replace all the lamps on a two year schedule, saving the labor cost of continually replacing individual lamps because they are all at a different stage in their life cycle.

The Hospital is also in the process of replacing all the old style (T12) fluorescent lighting in the interior of the facility to a higher energy efficient style fixture which will be a huge cost savings to the hospital.

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

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3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081


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