Energy Star Testimonial Sugar Land
SUGAR LAND, TX (May26,
Developed, owned and operated by Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is a 228,714-square foot, six-story facility that serves the acute care needs of the Sugar Land community. Designed as the most "wired" technological hospital in the region, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land was also designed to be highly energy-efficient. Its infrastructure and central plant boast many high-efficiency features as demonstrated by its Energy Star performance. Along with receiving the Energy Star rating, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land received the Clean Air Award by the National Air Filtration Association in 2008.
The new hospital facility was completed in December 2006 as a replacement for the energy-inefficient structure at its former Fort Bend County location.
Energy Star certification for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land resulted largely from the teamwork associated with testing and tuning the building's central plant and HVAC systems; improving existing economizer programs related to building control systems; and training the Engineering Operations team on specific energy management goals, benchmarks and initiatives. Innovative features such as high-efficiency boilers, VFD-equipped chillers, cooling towers and air-handling units combined with state-of-the-art lighting control systems will continue to complement staff training, accruing financial and environmental benefits to the hospital's bottom line.
Memorial Hermann, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, is proud to participate in the Energy Star program and considers excellence in energy utilization a complement to its efforts to provide Houston with the most advanced, innovative care possible.
Submitted by: Todd Harvey, Facility Manager
Michael Hatton, System Executive