Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Recognized for Energy Savings
On September 25, 2019, Efficiency United and SEMCO Energy Gas Company recognized Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for its commitment to reducing energy consumption. Last year, Bronson Battle Creek installed an advanced reverse osmosis system which provides a clean feed of water to the boilers and reduces the use of chemicals needed to clean the boilers. This energy-saving investment resulted in a rebate of $14,937.13, and will save the hospital approximately 5 percent annually in natural gas usage.
Efficiency United and SEMCO offer rebate programs to incentivize businesses to reduce their energy use and costs. “Helping businesses save energy and reduce their energy expenses allows us to help the entire community,” said Paul Brown, Senior Program Manager with Efficiency United. “Projects like Bronson’s show how advanced systems can save energy and provide savings in the short- and long-term.”
According to Jim McKernan, Chief Operating Officer at Bronson Battle Creek, “Bronson Healthcare is committed to sustainable practices through energy saving programs and products as well as waste reduction. Beyond limiting the impact we have on the environment, this helps us to reduce our operating costs. These savings allow us to invest back into our system and provide more local healthcare services that advance the health of our community.”
For more information on Efficiency United and SEMCO's energy efficiency programs, visit efficiencyunited.com. Efficiency United consists of sixteen Michigan energy providers, working in offering energy conservation, efficiency, and optimization services (in accordance with Michigan Public Act 295) to help residential, commercial and industrial customers reduce their natural gas and electric usage and save money on their utility bills.
SEMCO, headquartered in Port Huron, Michigan, is a regulated public utility that delivers natural gas to approximately 293,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Michigan. Service territories include portions of the southern half of the state's Lower Peninsula (including in and around the cities of Albion, Battle Creek, Holland, Niles, Port Huron and Three Rivers) and in the central, eastern and western parts of the state's Upper Peninsula.