Laughlin Memorial Hospital Earns EPA Energy Star Certification

Energy Conservation

Wiley|Wilson’s design included various control strategies to ensure that the hospital’s indoor air quality and pressure relationships were maintained while saving as much energy as possible

Wiley|Wilson and its client the Trane Company are pleased to announce that the Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greenville, TN, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification for 2015, which recognizes buildings that perform within the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

Wiley|Wilson and the Trane Company worked with the hospital to recommend and implement measures to help the facility enhance its energy efficiency, manage its energy more strategically, and make cost-effective enhancements to the hospital. In 2015, the EPA gave Laughlin Memorial Hospital a score of 93 on its 100-point scale. Buildings that earn a 75 or higher qualify for the Energy Star certification.

“We are proud to partner with the Trane Company and help Laughlin earn this tremendous certification, which recognizes the hospital’s overall commitment to improving its energy efficiency and reducing its operational costs,” said Dave Nardi, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager. “As a company we strive to maintain a strong knowledge of current ‘green’ best practices and work closely with our clients to produce sustainable, energy-efficient designs.”

“This is a great achievement for Laughlin Memorial Hospital and one we are proud to have supported through our ongoing relationship with Trane,” explained Nardi. “We look forward to continuing our work with Trane, recommending energy and cost saving methods and improving energy efficiency standards for other clients.”

Laughlin Memorial Hospital earned the ENERGY STAR certification by managing energy usefully across the site and by making cost-effective enhancements to its buildings.

About Energy Star
Now in its 23rd year, the Energy Star label can be found on more than 20,000 commercial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA, the Energy Star website says. Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s Energy Star certification use on average 35 percent less energy than standard buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Hospitals are among the list for earning the Energy Star certification for commercial buildings. For more information about Energy Star certification for commercial buildings visit the Energy Star website.

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
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About Laughlin Memorial Hospital
Laughlin Memorial Hospital’s roots can be traced back to November 1939, when Dr. C. B. Laughlin purchased a large house on North Main Street. Dr. Laughlin then converted the building into a small hospital named Laughlin Clinic. Dr. Laughlin welcomed all physicians who wanted to practice there. Additions to the facility took place throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and in 1978, hospital officials cut the ribbon on a $3.6 million expansion project. 1995, Laughlin officials opened the doors on a new $26 million hospital facility. The hospital continued to expand in 2001 and 2006, adding a new center for women’s health, a same-day surgery department, and Green County’s first cardiac catheterization laboratory. Today Laughlin is committed to providing the highest quality medical services and diagnostic medical equipment for its patients. This follows the vision Dr. C.B. Laughlin had with the founding of Laughlin Memorial Hospital in 1939. To learn more, visit Laughlin Memorial Hospital’s website.