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Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Ashland, Oregon

6,300 annual therms saved, $4,700 annual energy cost savings

One of the nation’s top health care providers, Asante cares for patients across Southern Oregon. When a recent inspection revealed an inefficient air handler at their Ashland Community Hospital, Asante teamed up with Energy Trust of Oregon to treat the problem.

The custom HVAC project included a new 30-ton direct expansion cooling unit that filters outside air and moves it into the conditioned space. The new air handler will cut annual energy use at the facility by nearly 6,300 therms—shaving $4,700 off its annual Avista gas bill. Cash incentives from Energy Trust reduced Asante’s upfront equipment cost by $19,000.

The results have been impressive. “Energy Trust showed us how energy-efficient upgrades in a health care setting can improve employee productivity and patient satisfaction,” said Neff Clark, facilities manager at Asante Ashland Community Hospital.

Upgrades have helped Asante to maximize energy savings and cash incentives, advancing the organization’s mission of providing high-quality health care.

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